Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jerusalem's Jewish tribal divides

Meir Porush, the ultra-Orthodox Candidate

Ultra-Orthodox Jews – who gained control of city hall for the first time five years ago – account for just over a quarter of the electorate, while secular voters make up more than 40 per cent. But with rabbis encouraging the faithful to vote for ultra-Orthodox candidates, voter turnout among that group is higher.

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