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Hitorerut Leaving Coalition; Ofer Berkovich, to run for Mayor in late 2018.

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Hitorerut party quits Jerusalem coalition, leaving mayor with Haredi majority

Party accuses Barkat of sacrificing the city’s interests in his alleged pursuit of a career on the national stage.

The stability of Jerusalem’s municipal leadership was called into question Monday night after the local Hitorerut (Wake-Up Jerusalem) Party announced it was quitting the city’s ruling coalition.

The departure of the party — composed of secular and national-religious members — left Mayor Nir Barkat with a coalition overwhelmingly comprising ultra-Orthodox members.

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