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Mordecai Ish Shalom, Mapai Candidate, Elected Mayor of Jerusalem

December 16, 1959
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Mordecai Ish Shalom, the Mapai candidate, was elected Mayor of Jerusalem today by a vote of 12 to seven.

The National Religious party threw its support to the Mapai candidate in return for an agreement that the municipality would tighten Sabbath observance and would regulate Jerusalem’s controversial swimming pool to provide two days of separate bathing for observant Jews.

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