The Big Felafel

Nir Barkat and the Soup Festival

Nir Barkat

Last week, we attend the Jerusalem Business Networking Forum’s evening with Nir Barkat, who is running for mayor of Jerusalem.
We wanted to see, if elected, would he take care of the most pressing issues in Jerusalem:

  • get rid of the ridiculous TV tax
  • install a ticket machine at the Central Bus Station that assigns seats for inter-city travel
  • teach city office workers to be pleasant, polite and helpful

Soup Festival Jerusalem

Although he didn’t give a direct answer, he did talk about bringing 10 million tourists here over the next few years and mentioned a website he started called gojerusalem for finding out about what’s going on in Jerusalem.

This is how I found out about the soup festival which I plan on attending. I don’t know if I would actually call it a “festival” but rather a good deal on soup that gives you entrance into the fancy David Citadel Hotel. But I guess that title wouldn’t be as catchy.

If you need me, I’ll be in the David Citadel from 10am-11pm packing in the all-you-can-eat soup for 48 shekels.


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  1. * Benji says:

    How about a quota on teenagers in a 2 mile radius of downtown?

    | Reply Posted 15 years, 1 month ago
  2. I don’t know who Nir Barkat is but if he’s elected I hope he can run the city better than the way he is handling the GoJerusalem website that you mention.
    1) Your link to crashes and burns
    2) If you link to it takes an age to load
    3) If you click on educational tours it crashes and burns

    3 strikes and you’re out Nir.

    | Reply Posted 14 years, 9 months ago
  3. * Rebecca says:

    Shmuel – you make some good points – that is a nasty screen that’s appearing right now. I’ll try to email Nir and tell him.

    | Reply Posted 14 years, 9 months ago
  4. * Rebecca says:

    Shmuel – I just emailed Nir Barkat and his webmaster emailed me back saying their server was hacked and they’re trying to get things back in order. Scary stuff. He said he’ll tell me when it’s back up, so I’ll let you know.

    | Reply Posted 14 years, 9 months ago
  5. * CDG says:

    I just went to and it works just fine now. Really beautiful, and be sure to turn your speakers on.

    If Nir runs the city like this Web site, I’m all the more for him.

    | Reply Posted 14 years, 5 months ago

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