Jerusalem is a city of inspiration and innovation – Mayor Moshe Lion

"Jerusalem is the beating heart of the Jewish people, and I intend to make sure that our heart stays healthy and goes from strength to strength."

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion is seen addressing the Jerusalem Post annual conference at the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem, on October 12, 2021. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion is seen addressing the Jerusalem Post annual conference at the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem, on October 12, 2021.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Moshe Lion, mayor of Jerusalem, welcomed attendees at the 10th Annual Conference of The Jerusalem Post held at the Museum of Tolerance. “Jerusalem is a city of opportunity – a city where ideas are becoming reality,” said Lion. “Jerusalem was always a city of inspiration, but today is a city of innovation.”

As mayor, Lion said that he has a responsibility to all the city’s residents – Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, adding that he is committed to making progress in housing, employment and infrastructure. Lion stated that he is planning on adding 5,000 new homes across the city annually, saying that the city is developing 1.5 million sq. m. of office space. “We are working with business leaders from Jerusalem and around the world to bring more opportunities for employment in Jerusalem.”

 ‘THE CITY of Jerusalem has undergone a real revolution in recent years,’ says Mayor Moshe Lion.  (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) ‘THE CITY of Jerusalem has undergone a real revolution in recent years,’ says Mayor Moshe Lion. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Lion noted that his administration is placing a particular emphasis on development in the eastern sector of the city and said that 15% of students in east Jerusalem are now attending Israeli schools, an increase of 10% over the past three years. He lauded the increase, saying, “this will allow them to work and study better in Jerusalem, and they will no longer learn hatred and antisemitism: They will learn tolerance and coexistence.”

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The mayor concluded by saying that “Jerusalem is the beating heart of the Jewish people – and I intend to make sure that our heart stays healthy and goes from strength to strength.”