Following Netanyahu's intervention
Jerusalem strike suspended

PM speaks with Jerusalem mayor requesting he end strike. Barkat agrees to request, orders cessation of sanctions in city.

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Nir Barkat at demonstration this week
Nir Barkat at demonstration this week
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tonight (Tuesday) phoned Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, asking him to end the strike, and inviting him to the next cabinet meeting on Sunday to help find a proper solution to Jerusalem's budget.

The mayor acceded to his request and agreed with his partners in the strike - the city administration, the Histadrut in Jerusalem, the Urban Parents Organization, and community administrations - on the termination of sanctions in order to allow the crisis to end in a positive spirit.

Mayor Barkat said, "I thank the Prime Minister who decided to take responsibility and intervene to bring the issue to the government's doorstep for a solution that will guarantee the future of Jerusalem.

"I would also like to thank the Jerusalem Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin for his involvement," said Barkat.