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Membership meeting and election of the chairpersons

On June 19th, 2019 the membership meeting of Freundeskreis Pankow Ashkelon followed by our little summer party took place in Frei-Zeit-Haus in Weißensee.

At the beginning chairperson Ines Koenen presented the annual report and reported about the activities of the last two years. The 12 club members who were present affirmative took note of her report and the financial report of the treasurer Stefan Krause.

Past Ines Koenen declared she won’t candidate as chairperson again, Oskar Lederer is elected as the new chairman of Freundeskreis Pankow Ashkelon. Heidelinde Elstner und Marcel Krümmel are elected as vice chairpersons and Stefan Krause again as treasurer.

Oskar Lederer thanked Ines Koenen and the other retired chairpersons for their work with the request to continue being active for Freundeskreis Pankow Ashkelon.

Outlook: Jubilee celebrations to the 25th anniversary of town twinning Pankow Ashkelon

The Freundeskreis Pankow – Ashkelon is preparing a traveling exhibition with 10 Roll Ups to the history of town twinning with Ashkelon. The opening will take place at the ceremony of Pankow district authority on the eve event before the Fest an der Panke. Following it will be shown in the town hall Pankow and other municipal facilities to promote the town twinning. In addition, a visit of a delegation from Ashkelon and a performance of Goferberg Choir are in planning.

Tomer Glam wins mayoral election by 350 votes

(from Times of Israel)

The extremely close Ashkelon mayoral elections were called in favor of acting mayor Tomer Glam, marking a loss for suspended mayor Itamar Shimoni, who is on trial on charges of bribery and breach of trust.

Itamar Shimoni had been trailing his rival by 200 votes with almost all ballots counted. After the ballots of IDF soldiers and prisoners were tallied, it emerged that Tomer Glam had won by just 350 votes.

Itamar Shimoni, 50, was elected mayor in 2013. He was suspended in 2017. Since then, deputy mayor Tomer Glam was acting.

(Source: »Suspended Ashkelon mayor charged with bribery loses election by 350 votes« – Times of Israel)

Trip to Israel in 2018

From 13 to 15 May 2018, District Mayor Sören Benn, members of Berlin’s district council and Freundeskreis Pankow Ashkelon made a joint visit to Ashkelon.

Meeting in the City Hall

Emergency Command Center of Ashkelon

Kibbutz Be’eri

At the home of Ilana Shafir (museum and educational venue)

Ashkelon National Park

Visiting Makif High School

Al-Majdal, the ancient arabic quarter of Ashkelon

Community Center