This is a list of mayors of Jerusalem in chronological order.
The Jerusalem City Council was established in 1863 during the rule of the Ottoman Empire. From 1948 to 1967 two municipalities operated in the city: the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem provided services to the western neighborhoods of the city and the Jordanian municipality of Al-Quds to its eastern parts.
By 1840, the Jewish community constituted the largest single religious group in the city. From the 1880s onward, the Jews constituted the majority within the city. However, it was only in 1937, under the British Mandate, that the first Jewish mayor was appointed.
^ abAccording to Bernard Wasserstein (1977) Al-'Alami may have been mayor from 1906. In 'Clipping the Claws of the Colonisers': Arab Officials in the Government of Palestine, 1917-48 "MUSA AL-'ALAMI was born in Jerusalem in 1897. His father, Faidi. Effendi al-'Alami, was a large landowner, Mayor of Jerusalem (1906-9)" Published in: Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 13, No. 2 (May, 1977), pp. 171-194, Publisher:Taylor & Francis, Ltd. Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4282641
^The office of Mayor of East Jerusalem was totally "expelled" in 1967, but had de facto continued his activity until 2000s. When al-Khatib death in 1994, he was succeded by Amin al-Majaj (1994-1998) and Zaki al-Ghul (1998-date).