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Pisgat Ze’ev: The ghosts of the past

Because of its relatively low prices, the neighborhood is home to many young families.

The light rail is seen running past Pisgat Ze’ev.
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Pisgat Ze’ev is a large, bustling neighborhood in northern Jerusalem. It is a relatively new and popular destination for families and young couples looking to escape the skyrocketing property prices elsewhere in the capital; consequently, area housing is adapted to the needs of young families.

The history of Pisgat Ze’ev goes back 46 years, to the end of the Six Day War. At the war’s end Israel had conquered all of the West Bank, including the eastern part of Jerusalem, which had remained in Jordanian hands in the aftermath of the 1948 War of Independence.

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