Illustrative photo credit: Dennis Jarvis [License]

Israel opens Jerusalem for all to see the facts of history

One of the best ways to disinfect the world from lies and deceit is to open the doors and windows and let in the light. Israel continually works toward this goal by opening access to Jerusalem for all to see and experience the capital. While it is certainly important to preserve the archeological artifacts, it is even more important to allow everyone to experience those actual artifacts. In this way, we can preserve the TRUTH about Israel’s ancient roots in Jerusalem. The current walls of the Old City of Jerusalem are actually more modern, dating back “only” a few hundred years. They were constructed by the Ottoman Turks in the 1500s after yet another conquest and occupation of Jerusalem after the destruction of the First and Second Holy Temples. This occupation by the Muslims followed many centuries of occupation by many other conquering nations. Interestingly, there remained at least a small Jewish presence during most of the millennia despite the banishment of most Jews during the Diaspora. Also on display in Jerusalem are the ancient original walls of the city as well as remnants of the Holy Jewish Temples from thousands of years ago. Come, see and experience! Please SHARE the TRUTH about Jerusalem!

Illustrative photo credit: Dennis Jarvis [License]

Jerusalem opens new section of famed Ramparts Walk

Article Courtesy: Israel21c

One of the best ways to tour the Old City of Jerusalem is from above via the South Ramparts Walk, from Jaffa Gate to the Western Wall.
After about five years of work, the full North Ramparts Walk route is now open. It stretches about 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from Jaffa Gate to Lions’ Gate, with a bird’s-eye view of the Christian and Muslim Quarters and the Mount of Olives. Infrastructure such as balustrades and lighting have been installed.
North Ramparts walkers also will see the Temple Mount, Santa Ana Crusader Church, A-Sahara neighborhood, Rockefeller Museum, Mount Scopus, Mount of Olives and the Kidron (Jehoshaphat) Valley.
The Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage spent ₪11 million ($3.2 million) for the project, undertaken by the East Jerusalem Development Company (PAMI).
“For years, the Old City of Jerusalem has not realized its tourist potential. The new section will allow the millions of tourists in Jerusalem to experience the city on a route that allows both a view into the Old City and from the walls outward,” said Minister of Jerusalem and Heritage Ze’ev Elkin.
“This project joins tourism projects that will increase the number of visitors each year such as the cable car, accessibility of the Old City alleys and the renovation of the Old City’s urban space,” said Elkin.

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