Speaking to a conference of Israeli mayors in Jerusalem, Interior Minister Eli Yishai referred to attacks on Haredim by newcomer to national politics, TV personality Yair Lapid, promising: “If you bring Yair Lapid here, to the City of David, you’ll see that he’ll repent, join the (Sefardi haredi party) Shas and ‘return the crown to its old splendor.'”

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat greeted the mayors saying he aims to increase tourism in Jerusalem to 10 million a year.