City status may be granted by the Interior Minister to a municipality, usually a local council, whose population surpasses 20,000 and whose character is urban, defined as having areas zoned for distinct land use like residential, commercial, and industrial areas.
- Local Government in Israel. The Knesset Lexicon of Terms. 2009
- Local Authorities (רשויות מקומיות) on Israel Government portal (in Hebrew)
- City Council Ordinance (in Hebrew)
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