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Government Approves Expansion of Jerusalem City Council to 31 Members

The next Jerusalem Municipal Council will number 31 members, 10 more than its current total. The decision to add the new members was reached by the Ministry of the Interior at the request of Mayor Teddy Kollek. Interior Minister Haim Moshe Shapiro told Mayor Kollek that the expansion of the Council accorded with the increase in the population of Jerusalem which, with the Arabs of East Jerusalem, now totals 275,000.