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Simeon Monastery: Jerusalem Day and Side Street

simeon monastery: It dawned on me that the flag was a large fig leaf, trying to cover up the fact that the house belongs to Palestinians, none of whom have been allowed to live in their homes since the 1948 war, according to The Chronicle Herald. In 2007, I rented an apartment in Katamon while on sabbatical from Queen's University. In the weeks between Israel's Independence Day and Jerusalem Day, it is common to see Israeli flags on houses and cars, but the size of this flag on a side street was startling. As an Israeli Jerusalemite, I knew about the famous battle at Katamon's St. But I knew nothing about pre-1948. Simeon Monastery, and that the neighbourhood housed Jewish refugees from the Old City after the war. ( As reported in the news.