In spite of heavy pressure from the anti-Israel lobby, in August the Sacramento City Council voted unanimously to designate Ashkelon as Sacramento's 10th sister city. Ashkelon sits about eight miles from Israel's border with Gaza.and has been the target of rockets from the Gaza for years.
In a gesture that truly defines the people to people nature of the sister city relationship, a 13 year old boy Robert Leeds, asked his bar mitzvah guests to donate money to buy an ambulance for Ashkelon, in lieu of gifts.
The ambulance was presented at a press conference held today in Sacramento. Watch it here
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