From ghost town to a valley of giants

How the light rail will revitalize Emek Refaim.

By ELIYAHU ZAZON
July 21, 2016 14:26
Emek Refaim

An Emek Refaim eatery owner posts a sign saying ‘No!!!’ to the light rail on the street. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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Emek Refaim Street, in the heart of the German Colony, is steeped in history. First occupied by the German Templers in the 19th century, the street is dotted with architectural landmarks and reminders of a time gone by.

Much has changed since Emek Refaim was first established, as it has gentrified and become a convenient location for shopping and dining. Lately, however, the street has been the subject of controversy.

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