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A Jewish Poet Encounters Lifta

posted Feb 18, 2013, 11:39 AM by Lifta Society   [ updated Feb 18, 2013, 11:40 AM ]

A Jewish Poet Encounters Lifta


Lifta, a ghost town in the foothills of Jerusalem, is the only Arab village abandoned in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war that has not been completely destroyed or re-populated by Jews. Its Arab heritage, architecture and history will erased if the Israel Land Authority is able to go ahead with its proposed sale of Lifta to developers who plan to build more than 250 luxury villas, shops and a hotel on the site. A respected Jewish poet, Marc Kaminsky, visits this site to see what will be lost if the "development" plan goes through. Marc is finsihing a book of poems inspired by his visit.  Continue reading ...


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