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Cable cars route approved to and from the Old City of Jerusalem

In one of most-visited locations in the world, visitors in Jerusalem will now be able to reach the Western Wall in just minutes, thanks to a new project which aims to ease congestion in the ancient city.
– Palestinian neighborhoods above which the cable cars will pass, oppose the project.

By Yael Fridson


Seventy-one years after a cable car brought in supplies for besieged fighters on Mount Zion during Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, cable cars are making a comeback in the capital.

The National Infrastructure Committee has approved a plan to build cable cars to transport people in and out of the Old City by air. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem cable car plan to Old City under fire

While planners view the capital’s cable car project as an innovative solution to traffic woes, critical architects and activists call it an eyesore, a ‘Disneyfication’ of the sacred city, or as the Palestinians put it, a ploy to further ‘Judaize’ Jerusalem.

By Associated Press


An Israeli plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem’s historic Old City has united architects and Palestinian activists in opposition to a project they say is both an eyesore and a ploy to entrench Israeli control over the city’s contested eastern sector.

Developers say the proposed project is meant to relieve snarling traffic and will ferry some 3,000 tourists an hour from the western sector directly to the Old City, in east Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Gov’t approves Jerusalem cable car to the Western Wall

The Israeli cabinet approves the cost of Jerusalem’s tourist cable car, at an expected cost of $56 million, with its 40 cars carrying 3,000 passengers an hour across 1.4 km beginning in 2021.

Arutz Sheva Staff


On Sunday, as Israelis marked the 51st Jerusalem Day, the Israeli cabinet approved the proposal of Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud), to invest NIS 200 million ($56 million) – to be distributed equally between the Tourism Ministry and the Finance Ministry – in the construction of the tourist cable car project to Jerusalem’s Old City. The project will be implemented by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem cable car to the Western Wall receives gov’t approval


The cost of Jerusalem’s express cable car is expected to be $55 million, most of which will come from the Ministry of Tourism, and the 40 cars will carry 3,000 passengers an hour across 1.4 km beginning in 2021.

By Itamar Eichner


In honor of the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, the government approved the cable car project in Jerusalem on Sunday, led by Tourism Minister Yariv Levin.The cable car will provide a solution to the problem of difficult access to the Western Wall and will provide quick and convenient access to about 130,000 visitors and tourists visiting the Western Wall every week. Continue Reading »

Palestinian: ‘After They “Judaize” Jerusalem, Jews Will Next Try to Take Mecca’


Palestinian officials get hysterical over Jerusalem mayor’s plans to build a cable car network accessing multiple attractions of Israel’s capital including sections of Jerusalem’s Old City.

By Israel Today Staff


That was the gist of a charge leveled by a senior member of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ ruling Fatah faction in protesting the Jerusalem Municipality’s plan to build a cable car to ease access to the Old City.

Jerusalem cable car route

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has openly endorsed the plan, which envisions a cable car stretching from the city’s old train station (which is now a popular pedestrian venue) to the City of David to the Mount of Olives and back to the Lion’s Gate of the Old City. Continue Reading »

Travelers of the cable-car will see first-hand, Jewish connection to Jerusalem is immutable


The latest Jerusalem cable-car controversy may have been sparked by the Mayor, Nir Barkat, who announced that the capital’s cable-car will have an additional station in Silwan, at the foot of the City of David.

By Yoel Domb


A new controversy may have been sparked in Jerusalem by Nir Barkat, who announced that the Jerusalem cable-car will have a station in Silwan. Barkat announced the decision in a Likud activists’ assembly and they were reported this morning by Haaretz reporter Nir Hasson.

Jerusalem cable-car – Photo: Jerusalem Municipality Public Relations

The original plan for the cable-car called for four stations where it will pick up passengers, from the Khan theater near the old railway station via Upper Silwan to the Mount of Olives (near the Intercontinental hotel) and ending at Lion’s gate. Continue Reading »