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Nir Barkat

Nir Barkat, who served as a Jerusalem city councilman since 2003, won election as Jerusalem's mayor in 2008. He was one of the founders of the IVN venture capital network which invests in social initiatives throughout Jerusalem. In 1988 he co-founded the high-tech firm BRM and has served as chairman of numerous companies.
Jerusalem: The Mayor's Vision

Jerusalem: The Mayor's Vision


Jerusalem must stay united. There is not one example in the world of a divided city that ever worked.