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West Jerusalem's Downtown and near-Downtown areas, just west of the Old City, are a mix of old neighborhoods, new limestone edifices, monuments, and markets. There are plenty of hotels and restaurants here, too. Few of the attractions appear on a Jerusalem don't-miss checklist, but you'll rub shoulders with the locals in the Machaneh Yehuda produce market, breathe the atmosphere of day-to-day life
on Ben-Yehuda and Jaffa streets, get a feel for the city's more recent history in Nahalat Shiva and Yemin Moshe—in short, for a few brief hours you can be a bit less of a tourist.
This is at once the Old City's oldest quarter and its newest neighborhood. Abandoned for a generation, the quarter was restored and resettled...
Loosely speaking, East Jerusalem refers to the Arab neighborhoods controlled by Jordan in the years when the city was divided (1948–1967). That...