Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate Battles to Become the Old City's Main Portal

The site is undergoing a face-lift that would position it as the Old City’s main entrance, in its rivalry with 'the more Jewish' Dung Gate near the Western Wall

Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson
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Over the past 150 years, the Jaffa Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City has been through many renovations. In the late 19th century, the Ottomans breached the Old City walls and paved a road to let the Kaiser enter in his carriage. They also built a clock tower, which the British later dismantled, along with the stores next to the wall.