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.”
— Justin Cohen (@CohenJust) November 9, 2015