A hair’s breadth separated Moshe Leon, a candidate lacking any public standing, from taking over as mayor of Jerusalem and thus precipitating a shake-up that would have set the capital back many years. Avigdor Lieberman believed he would be able to impose a mayor on Jerusalem in the vein of the politics of yore: a few tens of thousands of Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox, a few tens of thousands of Sephardim, a few tens...