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Jerusalem mayor saves the day, again

When Interior Minister Silvan Shalom’s wife fainted in the Jerusalem market, Nir Barkat was at hand to provide first aid

Nir Barkat as Batman meme. (Twitter)
Nir Barkat as Batman meme. (Twitter)

Somehow, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat always seems to be at the right place at the right time. As on Sunday afternoon, when the wife of Interior Minister Silvan Shalom fainted in Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market, and Barkat was on the scene to revive her.

Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes came to Jerusalem for a tour of the city, guided by Barkat. However, upon arriving at the market, she passed out suddenly, and was given preliminary care by the mayor.

Nir-Mozes was then evacuated to the hospital, where her husband — who came directly from the Knesset — met her.

“Thanks for the concern,” she tweeted later. “Everything is okay. Feeling good.”

Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes (Photo credit: Flash90)
Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes (Flash90)

Barkat, meanwhile, tweeted: “Feel better, Judy Mozes, we’ll finish the meal at Morris’s soon.”

It wasn’t the first time Barkat made headlines for coming to the rescue of citizens in distress on the streets of his city.

In February, Barkat and his security team apprehended a Palestinian teenager who had just stabbed an Israeli man near the mayor’s offices in Safra Square.

Paramedic Arie Yaffe treats a stabbing victim in Safra Square, February 22, 2015 (photo credit: Courtesy/United Hatzalah)
Paramedic Arie Yaffe treats a stabbing victim in Safra Square, February 22, 2015 (photo credit: Courtesy/United Hatzalah)

Hours later, the Internet exploded with images depicting him as a superhero and action film character.

A screen capture from Channel 1 shows Mayor Nir Barkat with his gun.
A screen capture from Channel 1 shows Mayor Nir Barkat with his gun.

When the wave of terror attacks hit Jerusalem two months ago, Barkat — who is reportedly gunning for political office — urged residents to carry a gun, and led by example, sporting a pistol paired with a badass carbine conversion kit.

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