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Jerusalem:
Mayors of Jerusalem

(1899 - Present)


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Greater Jerusalem
Years
Mayor
2008 - Present
2003 - 2008
1993 - 2003
1967 - 1993

East & West Jerusalem
West Jerusalem
East Jerusalem
Years
Mayor
Years
Mayor
1965 - 1967
1999 - ?
Zaki al-Ghul
1959 - 1965
Mordecai Ish-Shalom
1967 - 1999
Amin Al-Majaj
1955 - 1959
1957 - 1967
Ruhi Al-Khatib
1952 - 1955
Yitzhak Kariv
1955 - 1957
Municipal Committee ***
1950 - 1952
Shlomo Zalman Shragai
1952 - 1955
Omar Wa'ari
1949 - 1950
Daniel Auster
1951 - 1952
Hanna Atallah
1948 - 1949
Dov Joseph
1950 - 1951
 
1948 - 1950
Anwar Al-Khatib
1948 - 1949
(Military Governor)

Pre-State Jerusalem
Years
Mayor
1945 - 1948
(Municipal Committee) **
1944 - 1945
Daniel Auster *
1938 - 1944
Mustafa Al-Khalidi
1934 - 1937
Hussein Fakhri Al-Khalidi
1920 - 1934
1918 - 1920
1917 - 1918
1917 - 1920
Sir Ronald Storrs (British military governor)
1917 - 1917
Bill Borton (British military governor)
1909 - 1917
Selim Effendi Al-Husseini
1907 - 1909
1899 - 1907


*- Daniel Auster was appointed mayor by the British High Commissionerafter the death of Mustafa Al-Khalidi in 1944 . The Jewish Agency demanded a Jewish mayor, but the Muslims wanted a Muslim mayor, as had been the practice since 1877. From 1945 until the end of the mandate a mayor and two deputy mayors were appointed by the British. Auster was Deputy Mayor until the death of Al-Khalidi. See: Bovis, Eugene H. The Jerusalem Question. Hoover Policy Study No. 1. 1971. p. 33.
**- From 1945 until the end of the mandate a mayor and two deputy mayors were appointed by the British. See: Bovis, Eugene H. The Jerusalem Question. Hoover Policy Study No. 1. 1971. p. 33.
***- The municipal law was ammended in 1955, appointing two additional members to the council and reappointing Aref Al-Aref as mayor for a few months. (PASSIA)


Sources: World Statesman; Bovis, Eugene H. The Jerusalem Question. Hoover Institution Studies 29 (Policy 1), 1971; Gutman, Matthew. "New Jerusalem mayor stirs anxiety among the city's secular population." JTA. (February 18, 2003); PASSIA; The Jerusalem Municipality

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