Meeting with Chicago Mayor

Meeting with Chicago Mayor and Religious Leaders

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  • Photo Credit: Patrick Pyszka - City of Chicago
     
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    ​Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel met on Thursday with Consul General Roey Gilad; Omer Eshel, Consul for Tourism and the director of the Midwest Regional Office of Tourism, and a group of religious leaders who recently returned from a trip to the Holy Land.
    The leaders emphasized how safe they felt being in Israel. Those who visited for the first time were impressed by Israel's ability to bring together the old and new; the past, present and future of Israel. Consul General Gilad said that tourism picked up four percent in 2012, setting a new record since 1948 of 3.5 million visitors.