“Jerusalem has succeeded greatly!
I am happy to share the good news that, after a challenging struggle, we have passed the largest budget in the history of Jerusalem – 9 billion shekels!”
– Nir Barkat
[Transcript of Video:]
Our Jerusalem has won greatly. I am so happy to share the good news with you all that we have passed the largest budget in Jerusalem’s history, with an additional sum of a 1.5 billion shekels! With this money, we can build new classrooms for the city’s children; we can beautify and clean our city, expand aid to weaker populations, and strengthen the sovereignty and safety of the unified capital of Israel that will never be divided again. I told you all at the beginning of this struggle that I will not give up on the future of Jerusalem’s children! I will not let Jerusalem regress! Before the Passover holiday, I invite you all to come and visit Jerusalem which is now stronger and developing more than ever. Have a happy and kosher Passover.”
– “I’ll translate him: We passed a budget that’s bigger than ever so that we can waste it on more pretentious and unneeded events for Jerusalem residents and we’ll keep hurting them in their quality of life (that even now doesn’t really exist). Not even a shekel will go towards sanitation and cleanliness in the city and, in effect, we’ll keep screwing you all over with tickets more than anywhere else in the country. Have a happy and kosher Passover.”
– “Wow, while I was stuck in traffic on Begin street, I, all of a sudden, felt something different in the air. Suddenly, it only took me half an hour and not 40 minutes.”