Jerusalem’s first Jewish settlement outside of the Old City’s walls, situated just west of the Jaffa Gate and Armenian Quarter, Mishkenot Sha’ananim is developed by Jewish philanthropist Moses Montifiore with funds provided by New Orleans businessman, Judah Touro. Recognized by its massive windmill, the area initially boasts a security wall, providing protection against Bedouin marauders and thieves. Only after the 1967 war, with Israel in full control of the area near the Old City, does it evolve into a modern convention area with guest quarters and a gentrified location for cultural events.
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