Jerusalem's tram rides a fine line as city violence worsens

November 14, 2014 10:11 AM

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - If there has been a constant target during weeks of unrest in Jerusalem, it is the divided city's Light Rail, a sleek tram that snakes through downtown, past the ancient walls of the Old City, symbolically uniting Jewish West and Arab East.

Launched in 2011 after years of delays and budget overruns, the French-Israeli project was hailed as a piece of world-class infrastructure that would transform the city, bringing Israelis and Palestinians closer through shared public transport.

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