Nazareth Rivals, 21 Votes Apart, Seek Power-sharing Deal

Judge urges incumbent and his former deputy to find arrangement.

Efforts were launched in Nazareth Monday to reach a compromise that would allow joint management of the city by the two leading mayoral candidates, after challenger Ali Salam defeated incumbent Mayor Ramez Jerayssi by a mere 21 votes. Salam is a former deputy mayor to Jerayssi.