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Great Neck and Eli sign a friendship pact


The mayor of Great Neck has signed a Memorandum of Friendship with the mayor of Eli, a town in the Binyamina Region of Samaria.

Great Neck Mayor Dr. Pedram Bral and Eli Mayor Ariel El-Maliach signed the memorandum at a ceremony last week.

Bral is organizing a coalition of mayors from around the United States to support other communities in Judea and Samaria, and to combat pro-BDS actions.

“There is a lot of hard work to be done in order for President Joe Biden and his staff to change their approach to Judea and Samaria,” said El-Maliach.

The two mayors discussed joining forces to fight BDS, and working together on projects including regional security systems in the northern Binyamin area.

They also talked about establishing a center for emergency medical services for the residents of Eli and nearby towns. At present, women in the Eli area who are in labor often travel an hour away to a hospital in Jerusalem or Petach Tikvah to give birth.