Knesset c'tee discusses moving gov't offices to J'lem

By MELANIE LIDMAN
June 1, 2011 11:53




In honor of Jerusalem Day, the Knesset Economics Committee held a special session on Wednesday morning on moving government offices from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in order to provide more job opportunities in the capital.

The political activist group Hitorerut Yerushalayim (Awakening Jerusalem) estimates that if satellite government offices, such as parts of the Education Ministry, were transferred to Jerusalem, it would provide an additional 3,500 jobs for the city's residents.

At the session, members of the Jerusalem city council argued with the Interior Ministry that the ministry should implement additional procedures in the approval process for government buildings in order to make it more difficult for government offices to build in places other than the capital.


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