In this March 18, 2012, photo, a vendor sells souvenirs on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem's Old City. When Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat stares out at his city, the onetime venture capitalist sees ... more 
In this March 18, 2012, photo, a vendor sells souvenirs on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem's Old City. When Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat stares out at his city, the onetime venture capitalist sees fresh opportunity: He believes he can turn Jerusalem into one of the world's leading tourist destinations, on par with New York, Paris and London. In a city known as much for its religious strife as its religious sites, this will be no simple task. But Barkat, sounding very much like the businessman he once was, says he has a product that is easy to market, and confidently predicts he can triple the number of visitors to the holy city over the next decade. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Sebastian Scheiner
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 5:09 AM EDT