In this May 19, 2009, file photo, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat visits the City of David, an archaeological park in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan ahead of Jerusalem Day. When Barkat stares ... more 
In this May 19, 2009, file photo, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat visits the City of David, an archaeological park in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan ahead of Jerusalem Day. When 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/Bernat Armangue, Files ) less 
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