Where have all the tourists gone?

Passover is traditionally a time when visitors flood Jerusalem – yet the streets and hotels this year are relatively empty.

April 20, 2016 18:44
Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem Old City

Lots of elbow room in the plaza near Jaffa Gate in the Old City. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Zvika Livneh was guiding a couple of foreign tourists towards Zedekiah’s Cave, near the Damascus Gate, when he suddenly realized that the woman was no longer listening to him, but staring at the scene behind his back. Two Border Police officers were holding a Palestinian, while a third soldier aimed his gun at him.

“This is a terrible image for a tourist,” says Livneh.


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