Help local authorities stand up to offenders
There’s no need to wait for the disaster that will ensue if a mayor is murdered. We must be proactive in systematically eradicating municipal crime.
The attempt on the life of Acre Mayor Shimon Lankri last month has shaken the foundations of local government in Israel. The intolerable ease with which you can try to knock off a mayor and the fact he narrowly escaped death stunned us all. But most local authority heads in Israel have been threatened at one stage or another of their tenure, and many of them have been the targets of serious violence.
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