21.10.2011 23.Tischrei. 5772 Simchat Torah
Jerusalem city hall justifies Azaria's dismissal: Loyalty to city council policy is the issue.
Mayor Nir Barkat has dismissed Rachel Azaria from Jerusalem's coalition government, but the city denies he did so because Azaria is against gender segregation in the ultra-Orthodox Mea She'arim quarter. It says loyalty to city council policy is the issue.
Azaria had served on the council since Barkat's election in 2008. A few months ago, Barkat even considered her as a candidate for deputy mayor. This week his office told her she had been dismissed and no longer had responsibility for preschool education and local community administration….