10 takeaways from Israel's local elections
From the results of ultra-Orthodox disunity to a frightening display of apathy in the 'Tel Aviv bubble,' Haaretz breaks down Israel's new map of regional control.
1. Night of the Incumbents – The mayors of Israel's three largest cities, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Haifa were all re-elected, albeit with reduced majorities - and the story repeated itself in over 90 percent of the races where a serving mayor or local council head was running (with a handful of exceptions, most notably in the rapidly growing city of Ashkelon). It didn’t matter that in some...
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