The Lower Galilee Municipality has asked residents to come up with a new name for it after studies showed only 23% of people who live in the area feel the current name has meaning for them.
The pitches must contain an explanation and special local elections will be held in May to decide on a new municipal name.
While the term Lower Galilee is a geographical one and not meant in any way to indicate a “lower" value, the municipality believes that the names change for the city of Nazareth-Illit, which recently became Nof HaGalil, or Local Council Sedot Dan (formerly Emek Lod) or Emek HaMaayanot (Springs Valley, formerly Beit Shean Valley local council) will also benefit it.
There are 18 towns within the municipality and the name Galilee is meant to stay after the rebranding.
While only residents can vote, anyone can offer a new name via the link (in Hebrew) here.