The return of the Palace Hotel to Jerusalem

The historic building is under renovation and construction with plans to reopen as a five-star accommodation.

By BY LENNY BEN-DAVID
November 22, 2012 11:29
1 minute read.
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Palace Hotel. (photo credit: US Library of Congress)

When the Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini built the Palace Hotel in 1929 he spared no cost.

After renovating the Muslim sites on the Haram al- Sharif (Temple Mount), he sought a palatial luxury hotel for visiting rulers of the Muslim and Arab world. He had no compunction about using funds from the Muslim religious trust.

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