Municipal Charter Seen for Petach-tikvah, 5th in Rank of Zion Cities

It is reported that the government is now considering giving this large Jewish colony a municipal charter in substitution for its present legal status as a local council area.

The annual budget of the colony is £25,000, and it takes fifth place in the country after Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Jaffa, and Haifa, which have the first four largest budgets.

If Petah-Tikvah receives municipality status, it will be the second all-Jewish center to have a special municipal corporation. There are about 16,000 inhabitants in the colony, which was established in 1878 by Jerusalem Jews.

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