Nazareth-Illit in Israel
Human Connection to the Holy Land
Nazareth-Illit became one of Leverkusen’s twin towns in 1980. For historical reasons the relationship at the beginning was not easy, therefore the now close relationship is that much more valuable.
Particularly in times of crisis it becomes apparent just how close the relationship really is. Mutual interest and heart-felt participation in the other’s life are the main features of this partnership. Conceptional and material support is provided with much commitment by the citizen-run friendship circle Nazareth-Illit/ Leverkusen e.V., whose members are never tired of promoting mutual understanding.
In an outstanding symbolic gesture, the City Council of Leverkusen awarded the Mayor of Nazareth Illit, Menachem Ariav, Honorary Citizen of Leverkusen, in 1999.