Betar Illit Mayor Rabbi Meir Rubinstein has finally succeeded in closing the deal and forming a coalition government. As per the agreements reached, a number of deputy mayors will be appointed in the next city council meeting and persons will be assigned the various city portfolios. Rabbi Yitzchak Ravitz will become a deputy mayor for Degel Hatorah and Rabbi Yehuda Ovadei will serve as a deputy mayor for Shas.
Mayor Rubinstein expressed delight over reaching agreement and forming a coalition that he is confident will serve the needs of the city’s residents. Ravitz praised Rubinstein for his willingness to work as a team and Ovadei gave his congratulatory statement, also confident the new team will continue working harmoniously to build the Torah city.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)