February 23, 2015

MAYOR FOR LIFE!:

Jerusalem Mayor Stops Attacker, Becomes Meme (Yair Rosenberg, February 23, 2015, The Tablet)

Yesterday, in Jerusalem's Tzahal Square, an ultra-Orthodox man was stabbed by an 18-year-old Palestinian. Video of the incident showed pedestrians running away from the scene as the assailant brandished his knife in their direction. But then, something unusual happened. Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem, and his staff, who happened to be in the area on their way to a meeting at the municipality headquarters, subdued the attacker, with Barkat, a venture capitalist and former paratrooper in the Israeli army, tackling him to the ground-and then proceeding to direct traffic.

Posted by at February 23, 2015 5:56 PM
  

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