Mayors from 23 countries learn from immigrants in TA

15.06.2011                      13.Siwan, 5771 

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Mayors from 23 countries learn from immigrants in TA

Mayors are guests of Foreign Ministry, Union of Local Authorities and US Jewish advocacy group.

A delegation of mayors from 23 countries on Tuesday toured a school in south Tel Aviv – and drew international attention – after a documentary about the school’s multi-cultural students won an Oscar earlier this year.
The mayors of places as far as New Jersey, Harare, Zimbabwe and Trujillo, Peru met with pupils of the Rogozin-Bialik School and learned about the challenges and hardships they face as children of refugees and immigrants.
One member of the delegation, Winnipeg Mayor Samuel Michael Katz, knows what it’s like to be an immigrant from personal experience. When Katz was a young boy, his Jewish family emigrated from Poland to Canada via Israel, where he was born….