Museum on the Seam
YMCA East Jerusalem
Offers three-month Arabic-language courses for 1200NIS. Classes meet twice weekly in the evenings.
St George’s Cathedral
Named after the patron saint of England, who is traditionally believed to have been martyred in Palestine early in the 4th century, St...
The slightly incongruous walled patch of green in the middle of East Jerusalem is the Garden Tomb , a site considered as an alternative...
Al-Masrah Centre for Palestine Culture & Art and Al-Kasaba Theatre
Off Salah ad-Din St in East Jerusalem, these venues stage plays, musicals, operettas and folk dancing in Arabic, often with an English...
El Dorado Café
This locally popular cafe and sweets shop serves excellent lattes, espressos and milkshakes, plus candy imported from Syria. The...
4 Chel Handasa St · interesting places nearby
Museum on the Seam information
Located on the 'seam' (border) between East and West Jerusalem, this gallery presents contemporary-art exhibitions that are challenging, controversial and satisfying in equal measure. The building itself served as a forward military position for the Israeli army from 1948 to 1967 and still bears the scars of war. Exhibitions change every six months, showcase work from regional artists and focus on issues of global conflict, prejudice, racism and human rights.
There is a pleasant rooftop cafe where you can enjoy a coffee, and a downstairs gift shop. Note that some of the work shown here may not be suitable for small children.