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New Jeruslem Mayor Addresses Convention of Mayors in Italy

Municipal administrators in Israel have the twofold task of building a modern civilization on old foundations and laying the foundations for a new society, according to Gershon Agron, newly elected mayor of Jerusalem. Mr. Agron made the statement to a conference of mayors from all over the world meeting here.

Mr. Agron addressed the closing session of the mayors’ conference on behalf of the Israel mayors attending the parley, whose delegation was headed by Mayor Chaim Levanon of Tel Aviv. Mr. Agron, whose speech preceded the closing address of the Mayor of Rome, was introduced by the chairman, who bracketed Rome and Jerusalem as the eternal cities.