PM Netanyahu Meets with Nazareth Mayor Ali Salam
Photo by Haim Zah, GPO     

 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his office, met with Nazareth Mayor Ali Salam and emphasized that he views the integration of minorities as a national goal. They also discussed issues regarding the development of the city: Plans for high-rise construction, a plan to encourage Christian tourism from overseas and the development of industrial areas. Mayor Salam invited the Prime Minister to visit Nazareth.
 
Prime Minister Netanyahu:
 
"I think that the integration of Israeli Arabs into Israeli society, in business, education, leadership, technology and in every field, is our national goal. I think that the leadership of the Mayor of Nazareth in this direction is a model that needs to be an example for others and I would be pleased to help you."
 
Nazareth Mayor Salam:
 
"I invite you to Nazareth, the largest city in the Arab sector, a beloved city of peace and good tidings. It would be a great honor for me to host you in Nazareth. I believe in coexistence and in the only way – that we should live together and continue together."