Nazareth Spring

Something good is happening in the 'Paris of the Galilee,’ thanks to residents’ determination to restore it after years of neglect and renovations. A tour of alleyways, inns and eateries.

Odette Azar Shomar is the daughter of the late Fauzi Azar, the wealthy merchant in whose spacious home,  built by his family in the 19th century, a highly successful guest house was established eight years ago. She is strong, opinionated, attractive, and the spokeswoman and public relations director for the Holy Family Hospital in the city.