New legislation gives national priority to Jerusalem

October 24, 2010 17:19

The Government Legislation Committee approved legislation on Sunday that gives national priority to Jerusalem in the sectors of housing, employment and education, similar to periphery towns. The legislation, initiated by MK Uri Ariel, is expected to undergo a preliminary reading in the Knesset in the near term.

The law would give building priorities to the various neighborhoods in Jerusalem, including in east Jerusalem, which could lead to friction with the United States and Europe. The consequences the new legislation would have on inhabitants of the capital are still unclear, but they are expected to recieve various benefits.

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