Former Israeli consul general to New York Assaf Zamir flinches into Tel Aviv’s mayoral race, declaring a joint run with incumbent Ron Huldai.
It was a big surprise in Israel.
Huldai would be mayor and Zamir his deputy.
Zamir served as deputy to the five-term mayor Huldai and unsuccessfully contested him for city hall control in 2018.
“There’s a lot to do in the city and a lot of challenges stand before us,” Zamir registers in a Facebook post announcing his decision.
“I firmly believe that together we can continue to move the city forward and protect it as Israel’s liberal beacon, illuminating the darkness and signaling the correct way forward.”
After departing Tel Aviv politics, Zamir joined Knesset with the Blue and White party, acted as a minister, and later split with his party and became Israel’s consul general in New York.