Jerusalem’s Jewish community has a long-running dispute with the city’s government over the citys high-value gilt crown.
On Friday, the Jerusalem municipality approved a $1,000 discount on the sale of the crowns that are valued at about $8,000 apiece.
The crowns are also worth $1.2 million in some cases.
The decision, which is subject to the approval of the government, will be implemented by April 2, according to the Jerusalem Municipality.
The municipality also announced on Friday that it will issue $1 million in “militarized” armored vehicles to its police force, the same day that the city council passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a military force to protect the crown jewels.
The resolution was drafted by the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, who also serves as a member of the city government’s executive committee.
Barkat has led a campaign to push the city to allow the purchase of the gilt pieces.
He has argued that it is a public service that should be granted to all citizens.
But the Jerusalem municipal court, which oversees municipal budgets, has rejected the demand for the sale.
The court, in a statement, said that it “cannot grant the municipality any exemptions or exemptions that may jeopardize the public health and safety of the residents.”
The ruling by the court could be appealed to the Israel High Court of Justice, but it will take months for that process to be completed.
The sale of gilt Crowns is already the subject of an Israeli law that requires the purchase to be approved by the Jerusalem council.
The law requires the council to approve the sale in the case of gilts that are worth more than $5,000, and that the proceeds of the sale be used to support a public health program.