Beitar Illit Dubbed Most Attractive Chareidi City
by Yated Ne'eman Staff
The Council for a Beautiful Israel awarded Beitar Illit five
stars in its annual Beautiful Town in a Beautiful Israel
competition and the city retained its title of the Most
Beautiful Chareidi City, which it has held for several years
running. The Elad and Emanuel local councils were also
awarded five stars, along with Jerusalem.
Beitar Illit received the five stars as a sign of recognition
and encouragement for its focused efforts to maintain the
quality of life, the surroundings and the city's ascetic
This year for the first time Beitar Illit was among a limited
number of Israeli cities contending for the title Degel
Hayofi, but lost to Nes Tziona in the small city category.
Nevertheless the judges' panel noted "the concerted effort
and the activity invested by all of the [city's] employees to
raise the quality of life and the surroundings in the city of
Beitar Illit, which is worthy of [much] praise."
At the award ceremony, emphasis was placed on the dedication
by the local councils that won the competition for preserving
the quality of the surroundings and the quality of life for
residents. At the ceremony Dr. Moshe Leibovitz, Beitar's
deputy director-general and founding council head, accepted