JERUSALEM (Jun. 22)
Increased rations of fresh fruits and tables were today made available to inhabitants of Jewish Jerusalem as several more food convoys entered the city. The supply situation has improved considerably and even American cigarettes, extremely rare daring the siege, dropped in price to $2.00 per pack.
With the conversion of Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital and the transfer and concentration there of all ministries and military headquarters, Jerusalem is rapidly assuming the position of secondary city, from a political point of view. All communal institutions, with the exception of the religious institutions, are being transferred to Tel Aviv at a swift pace.
For the benefit of those government employees who must remain in Jerusalem either temporarily or permanently, a special inter-Cabinet committee has been established to direct policy and keep the administration running smoothly. The government, meanwhile, is attempting to arrange the departure to Tel Aviv of about 1,000 civilian employees who are needed in the newly established and rapidly expanding government offices.
To prevent a large-scale exodus of rabbinical personnel, a special conference has been called by the Chief Rabbis. Two meetings have already been held on the subject, but nothing is known about the decisions adopted.