Palestinian makes bid for city hall seat in Jerusalem

Mr Ramadan Dabash is running for a seat in Jerusalem's city hall, although Palestinian paradigms urge a boycott of local elections.
Mr Ramadan Dabash is running for a seat in Jerusalem's city hall, although Palestinian paradigms urge a boycott of local elections.ST PHOTO: GIL YARON

Mr Ramadan Dabash is about to make history.

He is the first Palestinian to run for a seat in the city hall of Jerusalem, a candidacy signifying profound political change and a break with old paradigms.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2018, with the headline 'Palestinian makes bid for city hall seat in Jerusalem'. Print Edition | Subscribe