Author: Nir Barkat
Nir Barkat is the mayor of Jerusalem.
The Mayor’s Vision for Jerusalem
August 1, 2010 | Nir Barkat
Jerusalem has a population of 800,000 people today, which will grow to a million people twenty years from now. The current population ratio is one-third Muslim, two-thirds Jewish, and two percent Christian. In the next twenty years, we anticipate a need for 50,000 apartments – one-third for the Arab population and two-thirds for the Jewish population. Jerusalem must stay united. There is not one example in the world of a divided city that ever worked.