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June 7th and 9th - Ramat Rachel and European buildings in Jerusalem

posted Jun 3, 2010, 6:47 AM by Jack Cadranel
Here are details of my tours for the coming week. 
The tour on Monday 7th June looks at how Europe Staked Its Claim to 19th Century JerusalemIn the 19th century, the European powers gave Jerusalem some of its most impressive buildings – hospitals, churches, post offices, and more.  They weren’t just being generous!  This tour will give you the low-down on what they built and why and on their impact on Jewish Jerusalem.   
Meet just outside the Jaffa Gate at 2.30 pm.
On Wednesday June 9th we'll explore Ramat Rachel.  The history of this strategic hilltop high above Jerusalem spans 2,700 years.  There are remains here of a royal palace and citadel from the time of the First Temple, a village from the time of the Second Temple, a Roman villa, a Byzantine monastery, trenches from the 1948 War of Independence and a Jordanian outpost from the Six Day War.  See all this and more including amazing views over Jerusalem while you hear the history of this special site.    
Meet at 9.30am at the entrance to the Ramat Rachel Hotel (Bus No.7).
Please wear comfortable shoes and bring hats and water for these tours.  Each of them lasts 2-3 hours and costs NIS 60 per person plus site fees.  On Monday's tour there are site fees of NIS 10.  Please register in advance 054-647-8955 or
tourwithjack@gmail.com .
The following week, on Monday 14th June at 2.30pm, the tour is called Montefiore Meets Rav Kook.  We'll walk from the windmill to Ticho House.  Wednesday's tour at 9.30am on 16th June explores Nachlaot - The Far Side,