The Tribes of Jerusalem

Election showed the ultra-Orthodox in disarray, Zionist Israelis splintered and Arabs indifferent; the capital's voters are more fractious than ever.

I spent most of the local election campaign away from my hometown, but from dozens of conversations with friends, family and colleagues in Jerusalem, I know that neither of the leading candidates for Jerusalem mayor were capable of addressing the mundane daily issues facing ordinary people living in Israel's capital.