A divided & reunited neighborhood

Abu Tor, built on a hill, was split down the middle from ’48 to ’67.

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September 26, 2013 14:30
Abu Tor

Abu Tor. (photo credit: SHMUEL BAR-AM)

 
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In 1948, Moshe Dayan, commander of the Israeli forces in Jerusalem, met with his Jordanian counterpart, Abdullah al-Tal. Sitting together on the rough and uneven floor of a deserted house in Musrara, they marked out their respective cease-fire lines: Israel’s in red and Jordan’s in green.

Neither Dayan nor Tal intended the map to show anything but temporary and unofficial borders.

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