All about French Hill

Haredi families moving to French Hill are part of a broad and expanding spread of haredi residential areas in northern Jerusalem.

By MARIK SHTERN MARIK SHTERN / JERUSALEM INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH / EN.JERUSALEMINSTITUTE.ORG.IL
April 13, 2017 16:37
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French Hill children enrolled in preschools and nurseries, by education system, 2009-2016. (photo credit: JERUSALEM INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH)

 
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French Hill was built in 1970 as part of a neighborhood construction enterprise – the “northern dead bolt” – that included the neighborhoods of Ramot Eshkol, Ma’alot Dafna and Givat Hamivtar.

These neighborhoods emerged immediately after 1967, with the aim of creating contiguous Jewish neighborhoods between northern Jerusalem and the Mount Scopus complex that houses the Hebrew University and Hadassah University Medical Center.

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