Mayors and City Council Members Tour Barrier, Discuss September

On October 4, Geneva Initiative's Col. (Ret.) Shaul Arieli led a guided tour of the security barrier for mayors and city council heads from towns and cities surrounding Jerusalem. Following the tour, participants gathered in Mevaseret Zion, where they listened to a panel discussion on September's events at the United Nations.
4.10.2011
 
As part of Geneva Initiative's "A Day in Town" program, Col. (Ret.) Shaul Arieli conducted a tour of the security barrier for 37 mayors and heads of city councils from towns surrounding Jerusalem. Following the tour, the local leaders gathered in an auditorium in Mevaseret Zion, where they took part in a panel analyzing September events at the UN. Panel participants included Former Palestinian Minister Ashraf Al-Ajrami, Former Minister Zahi Hanegbi, MK Carmel Shama (Likud), and GI Director General Gadi Baltiansky.
 
The conference brought together local leaders from Mevaseret Zion, Abu Gosh, Mate Yehuda and Har Adar.
 
 
Above: Col. (Ret.) Shaul Arieli leads a tour of the security barrier in the areas surrounding Jerusalem. Below: Mayors and city council heads from towns surrounding Jerusalem listen to a panel conducted by the Geneva Initiative as part of our "A Day in Town" program.