Mayors from 12 countries end world conference in Jerusalem
Thirty mayors from cities on five continents attended the 30th International Mayors Conference in Jerusalem despite a wave of Palestinian terror focusing on Israel’s capital. The five-day event last week was described as a “global dialogue for creating smarter cities” by one of its co-sponsors, Jack Rosen of the American Council for World Jewish and President of the American Jewish Congress. To this end, the conference was devoted to innovative urban technology and its applications in Israel's towns.
At a meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the visitors discussed ways of maintaing security in the face of terror. Among the visitors were New York Mayor Bill de Blasio; Mayor Rudrah Singh Tamang of Katmandu, Nepal; Mayor Lovelly Warren of Rochester, New York; Mayor Setti Warren of Newton, Massachusetts; Mayor László Papp of Debrecen, Hungary; Deputy Mayor Lu Kai of Xian, China; Mayor Anabela Freitas of Tomar, Portugal; and Mayor Andres Jafif of Punte del Este, Uruguay.
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