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September 16, 2013 9:14 am

Jerusalem Councilman Urges Local Arabs to Vote

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A view of eastern Jerusalem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Times of Israel – A member of Jerusalem’s municipal council has filed a judicial appeal on behalf of Jerusalem’s Arab residents, asking that they be allowed to vote in west Jerusalem so as to avoid Palestinian pressure to boycott the electoral process.

Meir Margalit, a member of the left-wing Meretz faction who also holds the East Jerusalem portfolio in city hall, told The Times of Israel in a phone interview that the petition was sent to Supreme Justice Salim Jubran, head of Israel’s Central Election Committee, last month.

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