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Jerusalem is losing yet another source of city tax. The former president of the Supreme Court, Aharon Barak, is moving from the Holy City to Tel Aviv.

Complete with wife Elisheva, Barak is looking at buying a choice piece of land on the northern banks of the Yarkon, which is an extraordinarily polluted gentle-flowing stream in the city's north.

Barak, a Holocaust survivor, has lived in Jerusalem since emigrating to Israel as a child. He graduated the prestigious "Liad Universita" high school in the city.

After leaving the Supreme Court, Barak joined the academic staff of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, which is north of Tel Aviv. His new residence is certain to save him hours in traffic jams, which is for one thing good for the environment.

He declined to comment.