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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


“The official who was arrested this Monday morning for suspicions of corruption is deputy mayor Meir Turgeman, who announced his intent to run for mayor in the coming elections just a few weeks ago. The Magistrate's Court in Rishon Lezion extended Turgeman's detention until Thursday, March 15. Turgeman is suspected of bribery, money laundering and abuse of power. Turgeman, who is considered close to Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat, holds senior positions on the municipality's planning and building committees. Turgeman has been arrested along with five other suspects, including a real estate developer and a well known businessperson who formerly held a senior position with a public company. […]”

– Kol Ha'ir Jerusalem

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