News Brief 10/17/2013, Cheshvan 13, 5774
Moshe Lion Calls to Put Jerusalem's Residents First
Moshe Lion, running for mayor in the October 22nd municipal election, says he wants to put the residents of Jerusalem first, rather then high profile international events. Leon spent the past five years as head of the Jerusalem Development Authority, a joint agency of the government and the municipality which apportions money to city projects.
Lion was born to a traditional, working-class family in the coastal region of the country. His mother is from the Yemenite Jewish community and his father is from the Thessaloniki, the Sephardic community of Salonika, Greece.