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  2/13/2013, Adar 3, 5773

Haifa Mayor Urges Obama to Visit City of Co-Existence


Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav addressed a letter to the U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, to extend an invitation to President Barack Obama to visit Haifa during his trip to Israel next month.

In the letter, of which a copy was sent to the White House, Yahav explains that Haifa serves as a unique model for the entire world - a city where Jews and Arabs live side by side. 

 "We would be thrilled if the honorable President Obama will visit Haifa to promote the cause of peace, to which everyone has shifted their eyes," wrote Yahav.