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Kollek Complains Bureaucracy is Delaying East Jerusalem Aid Plans

Mayor Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem complained to a Knesset (Parliament) committee last night that bureaucratic delays were hampering his municipality’s program to assist jobless and dispossessed residents of East Jerusalem. Mayor Kollek told the Knesset’s interior affairs committee that jobs promised “dozens of times” by Labor Minister Yigal Allon to unemployed Arab intellectuals have not materialized. He said further that compensation promised six months ago had not yet been paid to East Jerusalemites who were evicted from the Western Wall area where many buildings were demolished after the June war to make room for a plaza. Mr. Kollek’s complaints will be the subject of an agenda motion at a forthcoming session of the Knesset.

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