Israeli city thanks Portsmouth for support in crisis

AN Israeli city has thanked Portsmouth for its support during its time of crisis.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 12th December 2016, 6:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:51 pm

Council leader Donna Jones sent her condolences to the Mayor of Haifa, Yonah Yahav, after the Israeli city was rocked by a huge blaze, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes.

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Wildfire roared through parts of Israel’s third-largest city - which is twinned with Portsmouth.

In a letter of response to Cllr Jones, Mr Yahav said: ‘I am heartily thankful and deeply moved by your kind and supportive words.’