THIS WEEK IN JERUSALEM

Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.

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August 23, 2017 23:03
The opening of Jerusalem aquarium has been delayed as sharks and other fish have died.

The opening of Jerusalem aquarium has been delayed as sharks and other fish have died.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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Unfair fair

For the last nine years, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design graduates, particularly those with special interest in art and jewelry, have been running a fair every Friday morning on Shatz Street. The fair operates with a permit from the municipality and follows clear rules, yet it has attracted the determined opposition of the local council of the Lev Ha’ir area where the fair takes place.

Opponents of the street fair complain about noise, dirt (the participants in the fair are repeatedly accused of not cleaning up after themselves), crowding, and difficulty parking and even entering the buildings they live in. Last week things reached a boiling point with the peremptory request of a representative of the local council to stop a musician invited by the fair organizers to perform there.

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