Israeli politician Moshe Lion has officially become the new mayor of Jerusalem, replacing outgoing Nir Barkat.
Below are some of Moshe Lion’s quotes on the matter.
“My journey here is generations-long.” – Moshe Lion, Arutz Sheva, 4 December 2018
“It really begins 83 years ago in 1935, when my grandfather, Moshe, disembarked at Jaffa Port from a ship which had brought him there from Thessaloniki. He had in his arms a one-and-a-half-year-old son, my father, Shalom Lion. The first thing he did was make his way quickly to Jerusalem.” – Moshe Lion, Arutz Sheva, 4 December 2018
“Events during my grandfather’s life later brought him – and us – for parts of his life to Tel Aviv and Givatayim. But the journey to Jerusalem never ceased, and was always a part of our home in prayer, in song, in our hearts, and in every moment of joy and sorrow.” – Moshe Lion, Arutz Sheva, 4 December 2018
“Dear father, look – the journey is over. Our feet are standing in the gate of Jerusalem.” – Moshe Lion, Arutz Sheva, 4 December 2018
“Jerusalem unites our people and is the engine that ignites the Jewish spirit.” – Moshe Lion, The Jerusalem Post, 4 December 2018
“I have the honor of sitting on the chair of King David, but I also must make sure the streets are clean. My mission is to unite all of the people in a positive atmosphere.” – Moshe Lion, The Jerusalem Post, 4 December 2018