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January 21, 2017 / 23 Tevet, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Nir Barkat’

Jerusalem Mayor to the Rescue Again

Monday, June 8th, 2015

By Zack Pyzer

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat put his body on the line Sunday morning, separating a fight while cycling from home to work.

On his way to City Hall at Safra Square, Barkat stopped to separate two men brawling in the middle of the road. The men appeared to have been involved in a traffic accident.

Not pausing for a moment, the mayor single-handedly intervened, stopping the fight. He then called the police and paramedics, staying at the scene until the authorities arrived.

The former hi-tech entrepreneur is no stranger to conflict. Barkat served as a paratrooper in the IDF, retiring with the rank of Major. He was injured in combat, after leading his soldiers into battle on the frontlines of the First Lebanon War.

Serving as the mayor of Israel’s capital since 2008, Barkat is also known to jump into harm’s way to protect the wellbeing of his city’s residents.

In 2004, Barkat saved the life of a number of passengers, including a 16-year old girl, after running into a smoldering bus in the aftermath of a Palestinian suicide bomb attack.

Earlier this year, the 55-year-old happened to be on-hand after a stabbing attack near City Hall, where a Palestinian youth attacked an ultra-Orthodox Jew.

Once again demonstrating his hero credentials, Barkat tackled the terrorist to the ground, before treating the victim and even helping police direct traffic.

The report made headlines worldwide, earning the mayor favorable comparisons to Batman, among other vigilante heroes.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Jerusalem Snowman Contest

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Jerusalem will be running a Snowman Contest in Sacher Park at 2pm on Friday.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will personally pick the winning Jerusalem snowman.

The winner will receive a wine and cheese platter from a Jerusalem restaurant.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Police Arrest Five Arab Teens in Rock-Throwing Attack on Baby

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Jerusalem police said Tuesday they have arrested five  Jerusalem boys, ages 14-17, for last week’s rock attack on a car, in which a two-year-old girl was seriously injured. Four of the boys confessed and said they attacks passing cars because they “hate Jews.”

Four other youth who had been arrested have been released after police concluded they were not involved in the incident, which occurred in the mostly Jewish neighborhood of Armon HaNatziv, adjacent to an Arab neighborhood in southeastern Jerusalem.

The victim of the attack, Abigail Ben Zion, is recovering from head injuries from the rock, described as being very large.

Several rock-throwing attacks have resulted in serious accidents and sometimes in death, and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat told Channel 2 television that authorities should understand that rocks are weapons.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Jerusalem Municipality Approves New NIS 18 Million Deer Park and Sanctuary

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Sunday – The Jerusalem Municipality approved a plan to invest in and upgrade the Jerusalem Deer Sanctuary  in Deer Valley (near the Pot Junction), and to turn it into the first city-based nature park in Israel. The park will cover an area of over 60 acres.

New deers will be brought into the existing sanctuary, and the park will now also have a section for people which will include a bicycle path, bird watching terraces, and a reception and education center. There will also build a water reservoir.

The first part of the new park is expected to be completed in January 2014.

Mayor Nir Barkat said this will turn Jerusalem into a “green” city and inprove the standard of living of the residents.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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