Following the filing of indictments against members Eli Shamchayof and Avraham Feiner of the Jerusalem city council in the Holyland real-estate scandal, City Attorney Amnon Merchav determined that the members of the council should suspend themselves from operational duties with the city pending a decision in the case. Shamchayof is deputy mayor. Mayor Nir Barkat told him that if he does not suspend himself. He (Barkat) will have to suspend him.
Feiner suspended himself