The road to Jerusalem

A tour of Jaffa street features the site of the first Zionist bank, Bulgarian burekas and a pre-state cinema.

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September 20, 2012 10:41
Jerusalem Boulevard

Jaffa Street, Jerusalem 521. (photo credit: Shmuel Bar-Am)

 
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