In Jerusalem

Going the scenic route

One of Jerusalem’s few satellite towns, Motza offers a rural setting near the cityץ

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Jerusalem is in many ways hemmed in. Due to political constraints, the city’s geographical growth is stifled, and unlike Tel Aviv, it does not have a host of satellite towns. Consequently the few surrounding suburbs it does have are much in demand. One of these is Motza.

Municipal publications describe Motza, which lies on the western edge of the city, as the capital’s most westerly neighborhood. But this description is not entirely accurate.

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