Barkat promises glitz for second term but sectarianism remains
Mayor's efforts in his first term to close gaps between west and east Jerusalem and solve some of the problems in the east seem eclipsed by mounting tensions.
Mayor Nir Barkat will present his coalition Thursday at the first Jerusalem City Council meeting since his reelection last month. Plans for the next five years call for an entirely different capital by 2018 - a Jerusalem that can be reached by train from Tel Aviv’s Azrieli Center in 28 minutes.
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