Arieh King, who heads the Outlying Neighborhoods Slate in his run for the Jerusalem Municipal Council, announced on his Facebook page his decision to support Moshe Lion in the mayoral race.
King said, “Mayor Nir Barkat was not a good mayor. He was not good for the majority of Jerusalem’s residents. Barkat hit hard at Jerusalem’s most underprivileged and struggling neighborhoods, neglected the Old City, street cleanliness, and essentially worked to divide the city, perpetuating Ariel Sharon’s policies in the capital of the Jewish people.”
King is the head of the Israel Land Fund which advocates for Jewish neighborhoods in post 1967 districts.