Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.

Firgun is not always an easy task, and is probably the reason why it has become a day to mark in our public calendar.

July 21, 2016 14:44
Solel Boneh

The long-abandoned Solel Boneh building on King George Avenue is finally undergoing renovations. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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Nicofouros was a Greek Orthodox monk who, in the 19th century, began to purchase plots located on the western side of the Old City. On these plots, he planted olive trees and vineyards; apparently he understood that a day would come when the plots would have a lot of importance and economic value. Today, they are located between Mamilla and Talbiyeh, and belong to the Greek Orthodox Church.


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