A small piece of history

The tiny Merhavia neighborhood boasts a museum, several historic homes and the President’s Residence

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March 17, 2013 11:53
Merhavia Neighborhood

Merhavia Neighborhood. (photo credit: SHMUEL BAR-AM)

 
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Sandwiched between the Jewish neighborhood of Kiryat Shmuel and the wealthy Arab neighborhood of Katamon, tiny Merhavia lived a relatively peaceful existence until the UN decided to divide Palestine into two separate entities on November 29, 1947.

Suddenly, Merhavia was on the front line. Arabs had been routinely terrorizing Jerusalem’s Jewish neighborhoods for years, but now there was a drastic increase in incidents.

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