Analysis Religious Zionist Voters Will Decide Jerusalem’s Mayoral Race

Although Moshe Leon wears a kippa and his children attend yeshivas, Jerusalem’s religious Zionists want to see the reelection of secular Nir Barkat, who has already proven his loyalty to the political right.

Last Sunday, Housing Minister Uri Ariel and incumbent Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat participated in a ceremony to lay the cornerstone for a new Jewish neighborhood. It lies between the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv and Jabal Mukkaber, a predominantly Arab neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem.