The Lod Community Foundation is sponsoring an event to restore the city’s image as a capital of multiculturalism.

 City of Lod joins World Monuments Fund list


The old city of Lod (Photo: World Monuments Fund)

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The Lod Community Foundation has successfully included the city in the World Monuments Fund’s list of watch sites. Following this announcement, and for the purpose of returning the city’s rightful image as a capital of multiculturalism, the Foundation has decided to host a festive event for the development of Lod.

The Lod Foundation’s aim is to promote a strategic agenda, which is agreed upon by the representatives of the various communities living in Lod. This agenda includes the launching of several revolutionary projects which will change the life and image of the city and represents a unique attempt, by both Arab and Jewish inhabitants of the city, to take their destiny, and that of their children, into their own hands and to develop a new model of Jewish-Arab partnership.

The launching event, on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, will take place in the presence of the mayor of Lod, and philanthropists from Israel and abroad, leading businesspeople, religious leaders, members of the diplomatic corps, ministers in the Israeli government and representatives of the Jewish and Arab communities in Lod are all invited to participate.

During the event, members of the different communities in the city will open their homes to guests, who will be able to “taste”, “smell” and “touch” the every-day life of the city. Moreover, they may enjoy the ethnic food festival, orchestrated by Jewish and Arab chefs, listen to a musical performance by singer-songwriter David Broza, and view the photography exhibition of “Lod: Past and Present” curated by the laureate of the Israel Prize for Photography, Alex Libak.