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Former Jerusalem mayor and Likud MK Nir Barkat sent a letter to Knesset Comptroller Haim Avidor on Tuesday demanding that the Knesset computer allow him to earn only one shekel a year.

Barkat, who was sworn in as an MK for the first time on Tuesday is seeking to maintain the same symbolic salary he received as mayor over the last decade.

"For me it is a great privilege to serve the public without receiving any compensation," wrote Barkat.

He added, "I am sure that as will be possible in the Jerusalem municipality, I can continue to do so in my capacity as MK."