Meet the People Who Live and Work in the Old City(11:51)
Yakob Sheik Kassem. Photo: Judy Lash Balint
In this segment of the series, VOI's Judy Lash Balint visits shop owners in the Armenian and Muslim quarters.
She interviews Harout Aslanian, owner of the Armenian Tavern, housed in a building that used to be a Crusader monastery, and Yakob Sheik Kassem, whose family has operated the Eyes of Za’atar spice shop in the Muslim Quarter for generations.