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Nir Barkat


Nir Barkat is an Israeli businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and politician. He was first elected mayor of Jerusalem in 2008, and was re-elected for a second term in 2013. During his tenure, Barkat has "embrac[ed] new data-driven tools in hopes of improving life for all of his constituents", working to enhance culture, promote tourism, address social welfare issues, encourage the development of local high-tech, and provide opportunities for the ultra-Orthodox and Arab communities in Jerusalem.