Jerusalem approves Arab housing units

Jerusalem approves Arab housing units

JERUSALEM, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Israel has approved the construction of 500 housing units in Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood for both Arab and Jewish residents, officials said.
Jerusalem mayor to run in N.Y. marathon

Jerusalem mayor to run in N.Y. marathon

JERUSALEM, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat says he will run in the New York City marathon to promote Israel's capital as a top destination for tourists, his office said.

Jerusalem hosts gay pride parade

JERUSALEM, June 25 (UPI) -- A heavy police presence was deployed in Jerusalem's streets ahead of the city's annual gay pride parade.

Jerusalem mayor chided in parking lot flap

JERUSALEM, June 12 (UPI) -- Knesset members criticized Jerusalem's mayor, saying he caved in to ultra-orthodox Jewish community demands by closing a municipal car park on the Sabbath.

Jerusalem march protests demolitions

JERUSALEM, March 29 (UPI) -- About 150 people marched through East Jerusalem Saturday in a protest against the demolition of homes in the largely Arab neighborhood.

Clinton criticism called 'a lot of air'

JERUSALEM, March 6 (UPI) -- The newly elected mayor of Jerusalem says he rejects U.S. criticism of plans to demolish 88 buildings housing Palestinian families in order to extend a park.

Protests erupt at Jerusalem polling spots

JERUSALEM, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews tried to prevent voting at the Beit Israel neighborhood polling place in Jerusalem, officials said.
Secular candidate ahead in Jerusalem

Secular candidate ahead in Jerusalem

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A secular candidate appeared headed for victory in Jerusalem's mayoral election, exit polls indicated Tuesday, while the race in Tel Aviv was up for grabs.
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Nir Barkat
Secular Jerusalem Mayoral Candidate Nir Barkat visits a campaign center in central Jerusalem, November 11, 2008. Jerusalem residents are voting for a new mayor in the municipal elections. The mayoral candidates include Nir Barkat, a secular high tech investor, Arkadi Gaydamak, a Russian billionaire and an Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi Meir Porush. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill

Nir Barkat (Hebrew: ניר ברקת‎; born 19 October 1959) is an Israeli businessman, politician and mayor of Jerusalem.

Nir Barkat was born in 1959 and raised in Jerusalem. His father, Zalman, was a professor of physics at the Hebrew University. He served in the Paratroopers Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces for six years (1977–83), as well as reserve duty, and reached the rank of Major.

Barkat received his bachelor degree in computer science at Jerusalem's Hebrew University.

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