This week in Jerusalem 412018

Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs

By
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)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

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.

Read More...

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Cookie Settings