This week in Jerusalem 412018

Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs

August 13, 2015 14:02
4 minute read.
Arieh King campaigning at Mahaneh Yehuda

Arieh King campaigning at Mahaneh Yehuda. Does the city council owe its allegiance to its own aims or to its members’ voters?. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


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Hard times

The city’s tourist industry has hit hard times. It seems that despite serious efforts by both the Jerusalem Development Authority and the municipality, the tourists – from abroad as well as locals – are not hurrying back to visit. For some hotel managers, the negative impact of last year’s riots and terror, followed by Operation Protective Edge, is still preventing Jerusalem from getting back to business as usual. According to the Jerusalem Hotels Association, in numerous luxurious establishments, the restaurants have shut down or at least reduced their hours to evenings only, and as a result have dismissed some of their employees – even though summer is usually the season requiring additional workers.


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