Where is Holon Located?
For many years, Holon was no more than Tel Aviv’s boring neighbour. Meanwhile, the“ city of children ” has awakened from its slumber: it has become a cultural oasis.
Holon’s development is reminiscent of the tale of the ugly duckling: Once Upon a time there was a small town about seven kilometres from exciting Tel Aviv. But in contrast to the glittering metropolis on the Mediterranean, it had nothing to offer. Only rundown blocks, textile industry and lots of desert sand. Meanwhile, modern skyscrapers, futuristic museums and colorful sculptures dominate the cityscape. The ugly duckling is now a beautiful Swan.
What Country is Holon in?
This metamorphosis is mainly due to Mayor Moti Sasson and his city director Hana hertsman. They have Holon-twinned with Hann for more than 20 years. Münden (Lower Saxony) – awakened from Sleeping Beauty sleep. Since 1993, they have been working on the Image of the city, which today has about 185,000 inhabitants – almost half as many as Tel Aviv. “Nothing, just nothing looks like it did 17 years ago. Holon has only been around Tel Aviv for a long time,“ says hertsman, a resolute-looking woman with a dark brown page cut. She is one who not only talks, but also tackles.