A changing neighborhood

Jerusalem’s Old City and its dwindling Christian and Armenian populations.

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January 29, 2015 11:32
Cross Jerusalem's Old City

Crosses for sale in Jerusalem's Old City.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
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Ask anyone who has cared to stick around – the phrase “Christian Quarter” is a misnomer.

“Christians are becoming extinct here; they move to Europe, the US and Canada, and then Muslims move in,” Kevork Kahvedjian, a lifelong resident of the Christian Quarter, says as he gestures to the streets outside his shop. “The name is Christian Quarter, but it’s more or less the Muslim Quarter.”

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