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Myrtle Beach signs sister city agreement with Tiberias, Israel

Submitted photo of the mayors of Tiberias and Myrtle Beach signing the proclamation

During a ceremony in Tiberias, Israel, Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Mayor Joseph Ben-David of Tiberias signed a proclamation making the two sister cities.

This move comes after months of discussions and visits.

In May, officials from Tiberias visited Myrtle Beach.

A sister city relationship forms from a common interest. Tourism is the common interest between Myrtle Beach and Tiberias, officials say.

Local leaders occasionally travel to those cities, with Myrtle Beach and the Sister Cities International Association sharing the cost.

Myrtle Beach currently has sister cities in Ireland, Argentina, England and Canada.

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