The large hotels just inside Jaffa Gate, may be celebrating their last Christmas as Christian owned hotels.Date created 05.01.2019 02:03:16
The large hotels just inside Jaffa Gate, may be celebrating their last Christmas as Christian owned hotels.
Ateret Cohanim purchased these hotels over 15 years ago, and they intend to take possession during 2020. The plans include placing Jewish shops at the street level, and renovating the buildings to Jewish apartment buildings.
Interestingly, these buildings were built by Jews, and operated by their Jewish owners until 1948, when the Jordanians (with British help) illegally occupied Jerusalem Eastern section. The Jewish owners were forced to sell at a loss to the Greek Church. So in essence, the purchase and returning of this property to Jewish hands completes a full circle.