City council (Israel)

Headquarters of the Jerusalem Municipality

A city council (Hebrew: עִירִיָּה, Iriya) is the official designation of a city within Israel's system of local government.

City status may be granted by the Interior Minister to a municipality, usually a local council and whose character is urban, defined as having areas zoned for distinct land use like residential, commercial, and industrial areas.

City mayors and members of the city councils are elected every five years.[1]

See also


  1. ^ System of Government, Israel

External links

  • Local Government in Israel. The Knesset Lexicon of Terms. 2009
  • Local Authorities (רשויות מקומיות) on Israel Government portal (in Hebrew)
  • City Council Ordinance (in Hebrew)
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