The Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Leon, and his wife, Autumn, tonight (Tuesday) held a reception for the new civil year at the traditional reception event for the heads of all denominations and religions in Jerusalem and the diplomatic staff, in the Jerusalem City Council Hall. At the opening of the ceremony, the Mayor, Moshe Leon, spoke, followed by the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem – Rabbi Shlomo Amar, the representative of the diplomatic community and the Ambassador of Georgia – to the woman Javania, the representative of the Christian population in Jerusalem, the Greek Orthodox patriarch Theophilus III and Mukhtar Issawiya – Omar Atiya.
The festive event was attended by a CEO"The Jerusalem Municipality has Itzik Larry, members of the city administration and members of the city council, dozens of clerics, along with Mukhtar and senior members of the various communities and diplomats and consuls from different countries.
The Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Leon, greeted the guests and said at the beginning of his speech: "For many years Jerusalem was a city of poets, artists, of worshipers, of dreamers. We want Jerusalem to be not only a city of faith and inspiration, but a city of opportunity. A city whose young men and women, from all walks of life, have a future." Leon further said that: " We in the Jerusalem Municipality, work to make Jerusalem a place where dreams come true. In recent years we have been pouring new blood into the ancient arteries of Jerusalem. We combine innovation, construction, development, and high-tech, here in Jerusalem. In my vision, Jerusalem will be the high-tech capital and the innovation capital of Israel. It depends only on us."
Leon later said: "My vision is a united Jerusalem, not only in words but also in deeds. We invest a lot of effort and huge budgets in the field of development and tourism. I have no doubt that without the Corona we would have broken tourism records in Jerusalem. The corona has had a severe impact on the economy, but I’m sure we will all recover soon… I am a believing person. We all believe in the sanctity of life, we walk the same path and we have the same goal. To me you are an integral part of all this doing. The struggle is against those who do not believe in the sanctity of life."