Fiesta – and high stakes – in the shuk

A vast plan of change and attractions kicked off this week at Jerusalem's Mahaneh Yehuda market.

December 30, 2016 12:41
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Recent scene at Mahaneh Yehuda

Recent scene at Mahaneh Yehuda. (photo credit: TOMER DROR)

The middle-aged bald man, busy closing his stand in one of the narrow alleys of Mahaneh Yehuda this past Sunday evening, couldn’t have sounded angrier or more frustrated.

“I was literally born in the shuk; I grew up here, with my father, who bought this stand. The shuk is my whole life, I even live nearby, but now they’ve killed it,” he said, refusing to elaborate.


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