In Colorado, the city of Boulder is considering adding another new sister city, that of “Ramat HaNegev,” technically a region in the south of Israel.
The idea came up following what turned out to be a controversial approval of the city’s eighth sister city by the Boulder City Council in 2016 — the Palestinian Authority city of Shechem (Nablus in Arabic.)
A number of city council members in Boulder said at the time they felt the city should “even things up” by also choosing a city within Israel itself as well.
The city of Denver, Colorado so far has an official “friendship” with Ramat HaNegev.
Two of Boulder’s city council members are now determined to catch up; they’re expected to visit the region in January to begin the process of figuring out the programs and exchanges the sister city relationship may involve.
It is hoped the application will be completed and submitted by the end of next year.
More than 50 American cities are paired with sister cities in Israel.