Exploring British Mandate Jerusalem

On Wednesday 2nd November IBCA visited Jerusalem exploring sites associated with the British Mandate.

The was especially significant because it was the 105th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

Whilst there are plenty of unpleasant memories concerning the period of the British Mandate, one of the more positive aspects was the expansion and gentrification of Western Jerusalem outside the walls of the Old City. This was due to the vision of General Allenby who wanted to make Jerusalem into an attractive modern city.

Our guide, Stephen Kliner, gave us an excellent and informative tour and many of us learned new facts and visited unfamiliar and well known sites.

We look forward to to more trips in the future!