The beginning was quite exciting: as part of the renewal project of the Mahaneh Yehuda area, an art gallery opened in one of the city’s premises, in the heart of the Nahlaot neighborhood, a few blocks from the market. It was a bold initiative, a hint that right after the 2005 Intifada, which almost destroyed the shuk, new life was rising there.The Barbur Gallery began to work from the small structure on Shirizli Street, close to the local council building and community center. Initially, it was a joint project of the Jerusalem Foundation and the municipality and all seemed wonderful. But, in 2014, the gallery held an event with representatives of the Breaking the Silence organization, which raised a lot of anger and protest among neighbors, right-wing representatives at city council and the mayor himself, in those days Nir Barkat.Since then, Barbur has been waging a battle against the municipality to retain its tenancy. The case was taken to court. First the municipality won and then, following an appeal, Barbur won and remained in place. But the ceasefire between the gallery and the municipality, more specifically with the right-wing representatives there, was not to be a long one. Last year, an event intended to enable residents to hear the testimonies of the members of the Parents Circle Families Forum was the trigger for another round by the municipality to evict the gallery.