Arcadi Gaydamak is a Russian tycoon, a billionaire. Hebrew is not his strong point. His campaign slogan is "Lo medaber, oseh," meaning, he doesn't talk, he acts.
This poster says "Hatikva--the hope. Nir Barkat, mayor." I've heard that he plans to make Jerusalem a slick, high-tech city.
Barkat and Gaydamak are secular Jews running against ultra-Orthodox Meir Porush.
I simply didn't get a picture of his poster on the side of the moving bus. Actually I felt bad, standing and watching the buses on Herzl Blvd. run over his picture, which, as Jerusalemite Blog quipped, looks like a South Park-style Santa Claus.
The problem is that when election campaign pictures are illegally pasted on not-paid-for advertising spaces, the municipal supervisors come and tear them down, often leaving a mess.
But even worse is when the papers or the rolls of plastic banners are tied onto the fences with these azikonim (disposable handcuffs). They are made of tough ribbed plastic and are super hard to cut. I have a bad feeling that they will be left on the city's fences for a long time.
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