Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando holds a yearly trip to Kiryat Motzkin,
Israel. The Jewish Agency for
Israel and Enterprise Florida helped in establishing this relationship.
Recently a yearly youth trip program was developed by the Jewish
Federation of Greater Orlando, where high school juniors and seniors stay
with host families for a few days and form friendships with other Israelis
their age. This city is
generally upper-middle class and has some development opportunities.
located in West Bank, is related to Orlando through a twinning agreement
signed in 2001.
November, 2007 Zahi W. Khouri met with Mayor Dyerís staff regarding
improving relations between Bethlehem, Palestine and Orlando.
Because of Bethlehemís political situation, economic decline is
severely damaging the community. Because
Bethlehemís economy is very dependent on tourism, Mr. Khouri hopes to
use Orlandoís thriving industry as an example. Possible Rosen student
exchange and digital media connection were discussed.