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  תשרי 23, 5774 , 27/09/13

Jerusalem Mayoral Candidate to Address English Speakers

The two candidates in the Jerusalem mayoral elections will address English speakers at a special forum at the OU Israel Center on next week.

Moshe Leon (alternatively spelled Moshe Lion) will speak on Sunday September 29th at 7:30pm. According to event organizers his appearance will be mostly in "easy Hebrew" so that he can properly express his ideology without being misinterpreted.

For the past five years Leon served as head of the Jerusalem Development Authority which serves as a liaison between the government and the municipality to apportion funds earmarked for the city. He is running as the official representative of the Likud- Yisrael Beyteinu party, and is currently polling second to front-runner and incumbent Mayor Nir Barkat.

Barkat himself - a fluent English-speaker - will be speaking on Wednesday October 2nd at 7:30pm.

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