Mayor’s Vision of a Unified Jerusalem Also Divides

Published: March 20, 2009
The New York Times

JERUSALEM — The interview was set for 1:30 p.m., but the mayor was delayed by a terrorist attack. A Palestinian had used a front-end loader to turn over a police car and ram a bus near Jerusalem’s main shopping mall. The assailant was gunned down by two off-duty police officers and a taxi driver. Mayor Nir Barkat rushed to the scene, consulted with the police and handed out merit pins to the three local heroes.

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