Earlier the Yarkon had been a popular outdoor destination.

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    July 22, 2011 Tel Aviv mayor, and at the time chairman of the Yarkon River Authority, Ron Huldai goes for a much publicized swim in the Yarkon river. This seemingly insignificant act had huge implications as it came after years of intensive effort to rehabilitate the once dangerously polluted river. Generations of Israelis weren’t aware that decades earlier the Yarkon had been a popular outdoor destination. The story of the river is told in Winding- A River Story.
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