EXCLUSIVE: Major festival celebrating Tel Aviv planned for London in 2017
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EXCLUSIVE: Major festival celebrating Tel Aviv planned for London in 2017

Justin Cohen is the News Editor at the Jewish News

Mayor of London Boris Johnson (right) meets with former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres at his offices in Tel Aviv, Israel, at the start of a four day trade visit to the region.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson (right) meets with former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres at his offices in Tel Aviv, Israel, at the start of a four day trade visit to the region.
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by Justin Cohen, reporting from Israel

Plans have been revealed for a major festival celebrating Tel Aviv in London in 2017. 

The issue was raised by the mayor of Tel Aviv Ron Huldai during his meeting with Boris Johnson this morning.

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The Israeli Embassy’s cultural department, which is drawing up the plans, hope the Tel Aviv in London festival willhighlight how the city has become a thriving and vibrant hub for the creative arts.

Johnson said: “I am pleased to see the Embassy of Israel’s ambitions to bring a festival of Israeli culture to London in the summer of 2017. I hope this festival will demonstrate the spirit and diversity of Tel Aviv and showcase both London and Tel Aviv as two tolerant and vibrant cities.”

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