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Minsk – Belarus

In May 2016 Netanya signed an agreement to establish twin city ties with the Central District of Minsk (Belarus). The agreement was signed by the head of Administration of the Minsk Central District Ms. Anna Matelskaya and the Mayor of Netanya Mrs. Miriam Fierberg-Ikar Within Minsk’s Central District territory are situated the old city, the Victory Monument, the monument in memory of writer Yanka Kupala and more. Also in Minsk’s Central District are the exhibition centers of the city of Minsk as well as commercial and industrial areas and research institutes.

Moscow – Russia

In 7/6/2013 was signed an agreement of friendship and cooperation between Netanya and the western district of Moscow. The western district is considered one of the most prestigious and green in the Russian capital. It was established in 10/7/1991 In this district are located embassies, research institutes, the University of Moscow, as well as an ancient synagogue

Poděbrady – Czech Republic

A cooperation agreement was signed on the 7th of April 2014 by Mayor Miriam Fierberg-Ikar.

Podebrady is a spa city located in Bohemia on the banks of the River Labe east of Prague.

In the city there is a fortress built in the Middle Ages which is a tourist attraction.

As part of the ties, reciprocal visits between schools from Netanya and Podebrady have taken place.

Gelendzhik – Russia

A Twin City agreement was signed on 31/01/13 by Mayor Miriam Fierberg – Ikar.
Gelendzhik was founded in 1831 and is formally a city since 1915.
It is a resort town located in the Krasnodar area on the Black Sea coast. It covers 102 hectares and has 91408 inhabitants.

Siófok – Hungary

A twin city agreement was singed 30/04/09 by Mayor Yoel Elroy.
Siófok is a city in the south of Hungary located on the banks of theBalaton Lake. It is known as Balaton Lake’s Capital and is a popular tourist destination due to its mild climate. The city lies 106 km from Budapest and has a rich historical tradition. Even in ancient times the population was diverse – during the Roman and the Neolithic periods. The name as we know it today has been used starting 1790.

Como – Italy

A Twin City agreement was signed on 31/10/04 by Mayor Miriam Fierberg – Ikar.

Sarcelles – France

A twin city agreement was signed 23/03/88 by Mayor Yoel Elroy.
Sarcelles is a suburban city located 15 km from the French capital, Paris. The city is divided into two parts: the old part is called “The Village” in the center of which is a church, and is separate from the rest of the city. The city’s population if 58,000 people. During the 18th and 19th centuries Sarcelles relied on vegetable crops and grape vines. After World War II the city experienced growth through immigration, offering both a traditional atmosphere and financial centers.

Stavanger – Norway

A twin city agreement was signed on 16/04/97 by Mayor Zvi Poleg The City of Stavanger is situated in the county of Rogaland. It was established on January 1st 1838 and merged with the villages of Hetland and Madla on January 1st 1965. Today the city hosts a population of 121,000 residents.

Sunny Isles Beach – U.S.A

A twin city agreement was signed 26/04/06 by Mayor Miriam Fierberg – Ikar Sunny Isles Beach has a population of 20,000 residents and is just along Miami Beach, Florida. The city spans along 4 km of beach and is so culturally diverse that it is sometimes called Little Moscow because of its large Russian speaking population.

Nice – France

A Twin City agreement was signed in October 1968 by Mayor Abraham Bar Menahem. Nice is one of the most important tourist attractions in Southern France. It is located along the Mediterranean between Marseille, France, and Genoa, Italy, sounded by the peaks of the Alps Mountains. In the Nice metropolitan 933,000 people live. Nice was founded by Greeks from Marseille and was given the name Nikaia (Νικαία) in honor of the goddess of victory after their victory over the neighboring Liguarians.

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