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Rokach, New Member of Cabinet, Resigns Post As Tel Aviv Mayor

Tel Aviv’s Mayor Israel Rokach, who last week became Minister of Interior in the new Cabinet, today resigned his post as hand of the Tel Aviv municipality and turned over his office to Deputy Mayor Haim Levanon, at a ceremony at City Hall. Representatives of a1l parties in the council praised Mr. Rokach’s devotion to the city’s interests since he became Mayor in 1936.

President Ben Zvi today became an honorary citizen of Tel Aviv at a special meeting of the city council. Thousands of men, women and children crowded the streets to see the President on his first official visit here. The President also visited a trade school, a new park and other municipal institutions.