The United States and Israeli flags were flown over the Tel Aviv Municipality here today as the Municipal Council officially marked the designation of Tel Aviv and Philadelphia as “Sister Cities.”
The ceremonies were held after Philadelphia Mayor James Tate sent a message to Mordechai Namir, Mayor of Tel Aviv, noting that the declaration was being issued on the eve of Passover, “Feast of Freedom” and pointed out that both cities have been sites of declarations — the U.S. Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, and the Israeli declaration of independence on May 14, 1948 in Tel Aviv.
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