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Israel as a PT Destination

“Jerusalem is crammed with tourists. Even Latin American Jews jet over these days to Bar/Bat Mitvah their kids before the Wailing Wall. New hotels are sprouting everywhere: a Waldorf Astoria here, a David’s Crown there, a Herod’s Palace beyond, although the venerable old King David still lords it over them all with its marble ‘carpet’ signed by famous guests Presidents Ford and Carter, Kissinger, Chirac, and Maggie Thatcher. The city’s new shopping paradise, The Mamilla Mall, which links the Old City to modern West Jerusalem, boasts the trendiest Fifth Avenue stores–Gap, Nike, Adidas, to say nothing of Apple, Cartier, and H. Stern.

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