Dietch Throws Hat in Ring for Yerushalayim Mayor


Deputy Yerushalayim Mayor Yossi Deitch announced Tuesday he will run for mayor in the October elections, becoming the first chareidi candidate in the race and representing a possible spoiler, Times of Israel reports/

Deitch joins an already-crowded field for the October 30 election to determine control of Israel’s largest city, running against Yerushalayim Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Deputy Mayor Moshe Lion, ex-deputy Yerushalayim mayor and current Knesset member with Kulanu Rachel Azaria, Zionist Union MK Nachman Shai, political activist and councilor Ofer Berkovich and right-wing activist and Yerushalayim city councilman, Aryeh King.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. There is only one candidate who will fight the toeiva parade and that’s Aryeh King. He was the only council guy to vote against putting up the toeiva flags around the city of Jerusalem. Non of the chareidi council members cared. If I lived in Israel I would vote King all the way.


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