Zagreb - The "Jerusalem - City of Peace" photo exhibition was opened at the Zagreb Archdiocese Pastoral Institute on Wednesday by Israeli Ambassador Ilan Mor. He said Jerusalem was one of the most interesting cities in the world. The exhibition is a fruit of our very close cooperation with the Zagreb Archdiocese, he added.
The city's ancient stones are imbued with millennia of history and its numerous historic sites, shrines and places of worship testify to its significance for Jews, Christians and Muslims, Mor said.
Jerusalem's contemporary architecture, well-tended parks, modern shopping malls, outside industrial zones and growing suburbs reveal its hope for the future, he added.
Jerusalem's glow, golden in the sunlight and silver in the moonlight, competes in its effect with the kaleidoscope of its people, Mor said, adding that all that made a brilliant mosaic that could be seen in the exhibition.
The photos are an incentive to visit Israel and Jerusalem, which is a unique experience, he said.
Assistant Zagreb Bishop Ivan Šaško said the exhibition was a continuation of the cooperation with the Israeli Embassy and that it was an introduction to a conference and a concert to be held on November 11 to mark 25 years of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Israel.
The exhibition was organised by the Israeli Embassy and the Zagreb Archdiocese. It is open until November 20.
Present at the opening were Deputy Parliament Speaker Milijan Brkić and Zagreb mayor Milan Bandić, among others.