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Jerusalem local elections diary: Is Havilio campaigning for hate?

The upcoming municipal elections in Jerusalem have been sparked by a controversial slogan that promotes division and hatred. Five factions have united under the leadership of mayoral candidate Yosi Havilio to oppose the hegemony of ultra-Orthodox representatives on the city council. The issue of women's representation is also a key concern in these elections, as the ultra-Orthodox factions do not allow women to compete. Candidates are vying for portfolios such as planning and construction, finance, and committees that directly impact the lives of Jerusalem residents. Encouraging voter turnout, especially among women, is seen as crucial to changing the current reality.

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