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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


“I have to admit, I have this crazy idea that I do not judge elected officials by their actions, rather how they behave as human beings. For example, how they behave on the roads. Once, I saw a MK drive recklessly and he lost all respect in my eyes.

Another example is where officials choose to sit when they arrive at the synagogue. For years, Ya'akov Ne’eman [1] continued to sit on a decrepit chair in the third row from the back, even when they wanted to give him all the honors in the world.

And I especially look at how officials act as family members.
So even though I'm not a member of the Labor Party, today I became a fan of Hilik Bar [2]. Not because of his parliamentary activity (which I’m not familiar with), not because of his opinions (that I disagree with), and not because he is a Jerusalemite. Simply because he looks after his children and takes them around with him, even when it seems the inappropriate or embarrassing, in order give his wife Edit Bar another hour of sleep […]”

– Hanan Rubin [3]
0202 Editor’s note:
[1] Yaakov Ne’eman was an Israeli lawyer who also served as Minister of Justice and Minister of Finance.
[2] Yehiel Hilik Bar is a Member of Knesset for the Zionist Camp. He currently serves as the Deputy Speaker of the House and has been the Secretary General of the Labor Party since 2010.
[3] Hanan Rubin is a member of the Jerusalem City Council.

#Politics #Family MK Hilik Bar ח"כ חיליק בר