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Israel's mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, is charged with running arguably the world’s most contentious and disputed city.
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A father of three and former paratrooper, Barkat suspended his extensive portfolio of interests in high-tech business to enter politics in 2003.
Following his election as mayor in November 2008, Barkat was the hope of the city’s secular Jewish community and a change from the Jewish orthodox leadership of his predecessor, Rabbi Uri Lupolianski.
Barkat inherited a city with a number of problems. Jerusalem is one of the region's poorest cities, and faces a range of other problems: job shortages, soaring house prices, not to mention ongoing religious tensions over sites such as the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Further to this, Jerusalem’s role as Israel’s capital is disputed by some countries, while the status of east Jerusalem in any peace agreement with the Palestinians is increasingly contentious.
Jerusalem’s status in any peace negotiations with the Palestinians has been an ongoing source of controversy.
He left the centrist Kadima party over their willingness to include Jerusalem in any negotiations and has continued to declare his desire to build more Jewish homes in Palestinian and Israeli-Arab areas in the east of the city, occupied by Israel in 1967.
This is your chance to put a question to Nir Barkat - a man with the potential to play a crucial role in the Middle East peace process.
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