Israeli Mayor Facing Fraud Charges Pledges Not to Seek-relection, but Won't Step Down

High Court rejects petition calling for Ramat Gan Mayor Zvi Bar's resignation, but says it would be inappropriate for him to run again; decision likely to impact elections in other cities where mayors are under probe.

Ramat Gan Mayor Zvi Bar pledged not to seek reelection in October’s municipal race due to allegations of bribery and fraud, following the High Court of Justice’s ruling Sunday that while he would

Subscribe now to enjoy our premium content

Haaretz unlimited. Only 1$ for the first month