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Munich Lord Mayor Greets First Official Delegation of Israeli Mayors

The first official delegation of Israeli mayors ever to visit Germany arrived in Munich today and was welcomed by the city’s Lord Mayor, Dr. Hans Vogel, long regarded as a staunch friend of Israel.

The group, which includes both mayors and deputy mayors, was invited by the Congress of German Cities for its annual meeting, attended by representatives both of the major German and of many foreign municipalities. The Israeli delegation proceeded from Munich to Dachau to pay tribute to victims of the former Nazi concentration camp there. The group will be received by Israel Ambassador Asher Ben Nathan later this week.