On Sunday-Monday, 25-26 Iyar 5774, extensive security measures will be taken that will affect daily life and movement in Jerusalem as a result of the visit of Pope Francis to Israel.
Changes in traffic and parking arrangements:
No parking will be allowed from Sunday 25 Iyar at 12:00 noon, until Monday, 26 Iyar 20:00 on the following streets:
Chaim Yassky, Aharon Katzir, Yitzhak HaNadiv, Derech HaOfel, Maale HaShalom, Chativat Yerushalayim, Yitzhak Kariv, Agron, Gaza Road, Herzog, Zalman Schneur, Shmuel Bait, Betzalel Bazak, Herzl (from Shmuel Bait to Yad Vashem), King George (from Smolenskin to Kakal), Arlozorov, HaNasi, Shlomo HaMelech, Chativat Hatzanchanim, Jaffa (from Kikar Tzahal/IDF Square) to Chativat Yerushalayim), Rabaa al-Adawiya, Martin Buber in the direction of the A-Tor neighborhood, Shmuel ben Adaya, Rockefeller Junction, and Derech Yericho.
Any car parked on these streets will be towed by the police to Liberty Bell Park or Ammunition Hill parking lots. Holders of parking permits for Area 8 (Talbiah) will be permitted to park in Area 7 (Rechavia) during the days of the visit.
The Jerusalem Light Rail
The Jerusalem Light Rail will operate normally, except when the motorcade passes near or cuts across the track.
Disruptions are expected on public transport lines throughout the city.
For details call *8787.
Sites that will be closed from the morning
Ø The Kosel Plaza will be for the visitors closed on Monday until 10:30.
Ø Transport for mispallalim at the Kosel will depart from the Karta parking lot between 05:00 – 05:30 and will return from the Kosel between 06:15 – 06:30.
Ø Access for tefilos at the Kosel during the visit will be allowed from HaShalshelet and Haggai Streets.
Ø Mt. Herzl and Yad Vashem will be closed to visitors on Monday until 12:00.
Further information is available from the Information Center at telephone 1-700-553-100, the Waze application, the 106 municipal hotline and the Jerusalem municipal website.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)