Typical for Jerusalem

Despite heavy opposition and negative ramifications for most residents, there seems to be little residents can do to stop construction of the light rail’s Blue Line along Emek Refaim St.

July 14, 2016 16:07
4 minute read.
Jerusalem light rail

Jerusalem light rail. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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Though not a resident of the German Colony, but as someone who frequents the eateries of Emek Refaim Street, I went to what amounted to a protest meeting against the planned Blue Line of the light rail last week at the Ginot Ha’ir community center in response to an invitation by neighborhood activist Anita Kamien.

Not for the first time, I was struck by the lack of democracy in Israel – not to mention the lack of professional wisdom in dealing with the municipality or the government.


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