Jerusalem Mayor Expected to Announce Move Into National Politics

Instead of vying for a third term as mayor, Nir Barkat is likely to contend for a Knesset seat in Netanyahu’s Likud party

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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is expected to announce next week that he won’t run for a third term as mayor, but will instead vie for a place on the ruling Likud party’s Knesset ticket, sources close to him said.