It was a stormy first meeting of the Ashdod City Council on Monday, 25 Kislev, as Councilman Eli Nacht called on the community to take part in an X-mas celebration.
During a council meeting in which the mayor presented the new members of the council, who each addressed the forum, Nacht got up to address the meeting. Nacht ran as a voice of the Reform camp during elections.
At the end of his speech, Nacht said: “I will use this stage to invite the residents of Ashdod to a celebration around the X-mas tree at the Big Center in another week.”
Nacht was heavily booed by the assembled crowd for several minutes, finally forcing him to end his speech and leave the stage.
After that, Mayor Dr. Yechiel Lasri announced he was going to be Nacht’s ‘babysitter’ for his entire period in the municipality.
Nacht will be a paid deputy mayor in a rotation agreement with Sharon Mark, who will serve during the other portion of the rotation. She is a representative of the Toeiva community.
Shas has entered the coalition in Ashdod, receiving a deputy mayoral slot, the city’s Matnas (community center) portfolio, as well as numerous other portfolios, including heritage and chareidi chinuch.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)