On returning to Jerusalem I decided to save the cab fare and try to catch a city bus back to the Hotel. Since the train station was a few hundred feet from the Jerusalem Mall, I decided to see how well this product of the American suburbs had transferred to the Holy Land.
The Malha Mall opened in 1993 and is one of seven Israeli enclosed shopping malls built by David Azrieli. Other than the signs in Hebrew and shops in the food court selling falafel, I could just as easily have been in Houston or Kansas City. Time-space compression and globalized homogenization reign.