Sacramento Chooses Ashkelon as “Sister City”
California’s capital city has chosen Ashkelon in Israel as its sister city. Residents of Sacramento voted in favor of the selection on Tuesday night, after deliberation between those who supported the move and those who opposed it.
“Supporters of the plan expressed disappointment that the proposal had resulted in a political debate over Middle Eastern policy,” the Sacramento Bee reported on its website. “Opponents of the proposal decried city officials for forming a bond with a city in a country they charge violates human rights.”