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The Aftermath of Conflict - Ancient and Modern

posted Jul 8, 2011, 12:49 AM by Jack Cadranel   [ updated Jul 8, 2011, 12:51 AM ]
Despite being called "The City of Peace" Jerusalem has been fought over many times. This week's tours explore the aftermath of two conflicts - the War of Independence and the Crusader conquest of Jerusalem.
On Monday July 11th take A Walk along the Cease Fire Line from the UN to Yemin Moshe. Discover some of the quirks and crazinesses of the 1948-1967 Cease Fire Line as it cut through Jerusalem while you follow the wonderfully scenic route along the Haas and Sherover Promenades through Abu Tor to Yemin Moshe. Where were the Lulav and the Lion Posts? What happened when a bull escaped from a Jordanian abbatoir? Why did the building of a toilet in Abu Tor lead to 18 hours of discussion in the Mixed Armistice Commission? Learn all this and much more.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. in the Haas Promenade (Tayelet) parking lot near the UN building.
On Wednesday July 13th explore Crusader Jerusalem. In 1099 the Crusaders conquered Jerusalem and massacred its inhabitants. They turned the city into a well developed pilgrim destination. When they were finally driven out they left behind a rich architectural heritage. This tour explores some of their buildings and follows the story of the Crusaders in Jerusalem.
Meet at 9.30 a.m. just outside the Jaffa Gate.

Please wear comfortable shoes and bring hats and water. The tours last 2-3 hours and cost NIS 60 per person plus site entry fees (NIS 5 on Wednesday). Registration in advance is required. Please call 054-647-8955 or email tourwithjack@gmail.com .