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Our Jerusalem English walking tours resume this week with two tours in the Old City.

posted Jun 9, 2011, 1:40 PM by Jack Cadranel
On Monday June 13th follow the drama of The Battle for the Jewish Quarter 1948 and 1967.  In the 1948 War of Independence the Jewish Quarter of the Old City was under siege.  Despite the valiant fight of its defenders it fell to the Arab Legion just two weeks after the establishment of the State of Israel.  The fighters were taken into captivity and the rest of the residents expelled.  For 19 years until its recapture by Israeli troops in the Six Day War in 1967 Jews did not set foot in the Old City.  This tour is about exile and return. 
Meet at 2.30 p.m. just outside the Zion Gate.  Please wear modest dress for this tour.
On Wednesday June 15th take A Walk on the Walls from the Citadel to the Dung Gate.  The tour starts at the Tower of David and follows the Ramparts Walk southwards past the Armenian Quarter, Mount Zion and the Jewish Quarter to the Dung Gate.  Leaving the ramparts near the Western Wall, it winds its way back through the markets and the Jewish Quarter to the Jaffa Gate.    
Meet at 9.30 a.m. just outside the Jaffa Gate.