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UPDATE: Road closures, parking restrictions, public transport – Holocaust Forum

From Wednesday to Thursday, January 22 to 24, 2020, the “Remembering the Holocaust: Fighting Antisemitism” international conference will be held.

The delegations of 45 heads of state, presidents, and kings will visit the city to participate in the conference ceremonies. Extensive security measures will be taken in the framework of this event, which will affect daily life and transport options in the city.

UPDATED: PUTIN RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY LANDING ( I was sent these updated instructions)


Rabin blvd will be closed from 2-5:30pm
Rehavia streets and gan sacher, shazar, rupin, ramban, balfour, agron, king david closed from 2-6pm. At 6:30pm, all of the VIPs will be leaving king david and agron, heading to the president’s house.


Pence is scheduled to land at 11:30am, route 1 closed from 10:30-12:30pm (airport to jerusalem).

At 11:30, the VIPs are leaving the hotel area heading to yad vashem via rehavia, gan sacher, nayot, bazak, har herzl. mostly all closed until 1:30pm, BUT only until 3 pm, when it will be closed again for an hour or so.

in addition to the return to the hotel area, Pence will go to the kotel. After that, he is heading to the Crowne Plaza. At 5:30pm, he is scheduled to leave there, head on the Begin south to Gilo, then onto Derech Hevron, and then up to the embassy.

At the same time, Putin will be along the same route but will turn on Derech Hevron to go to Beit Lechem (Bethlehem).

Har homa is on lockdown from 4pm – 9pm


Expected Changes to Parking Arrangements

Parking will be forbidden from midnight Tuesday, the 24th of Tevet (the night before Wednesday, the 25th of Tevet/January 22, 2020), until noon on Friday, the 27th of Tevet (January 24, 2020) on the following streets: Agron, Ramban, Jabotinsky, HaNasi, and David HaMelech.

Residents with a parking permit will be able to park for free at the Agron parking lot, the Wolfson Malls parking lot, and the Ahad HaAm parking lot at the corner of Sokolov.

Shuttle buses will operate at the Wolfson and Ahad HaAm parking lots.

Closure of Transit Routes

King David St. from Emil Boutta St. to Mapu St., starting Wednesday morning and continuing until Friday – from the 23rd of Tevet to the 27th of Tevet (January 22-24, 2020) at noon.

HaNasi St. on Wednesday, the 25th of Tevet (January 22) from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

Rabin St. on Wednesday, the 25th of Tevet (January 22) from HaNasi HaShishi Junction to Ben Tzvi Junction from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Rothschild St. from Wednesday January 15 until Wednesday January 22.

Burg St. on Wednesday, the 25th of Tevet (January 22) from Rabin Junction to Mevaker HaMedina from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Light Rail

The light rail will operate as normal except when motorcades travel close to Herzl Boulevard.

Public Transportation

Disruptions are expected in public transport services affected by the closures. For updates, dial *8787 or visit the website:

We apologize for the temporary inconvenience and are doing our utmost to minimize the effect on your routine. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

For More Information or for Updates:

The municipal hotline – 106, the information center – 1-700-553-100, and on social media

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