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Jerusalem Municipality Dissolved; Commission to Administer City

The Israel Cabinet dissolved today the Jerusalem municipality and appointed a five-man commission to administer the city until this summer’s elections. M. Gvernik, Commissioner of the Haifa district, was transferred to Jerusalem to head the new commission.

The commission includes one representative each from the Ministries of Interior, Welfare, Labor and Health and a representative from the Treasury. The municipal commission was unable to govern the city when the Mapai and General Zionists broke with the Mizrachi parties, thus making it impossible to form a majority-supported administration.