The battle to save the biblical landscape of Jerusalem's Ein Karem
Ein Karem, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem, is an Israeli landmark, a beautiful valley and a spring sacred to Christians. No wonder developers have set their sights on this magical place.
Winter was kind to the Ein Karem valley on the outskirts of Jerusalem: hundreds of almond trees blossomed brilliantly and the green is still lush. But this spring, other things are growing there. The colorful, placid village is in the throes of a development and building spree, and unsightly metal fences have gone up around construction sites. Huge residential areas on one side, national infrastructure facilities...
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