By Marian Lebor and Sally Halon

The Knights in Jerusalem annual medieval festival in the Old City of Jerusalem brings troubadours, jugglers, acrobats to the city’s ancient streets.

Performers from the Italian Carnival of Venice joined Israeli counterparts in 2011’s festival full of music, fire juggling, plays, crafts, stunts and jousting every Thursday night during the month of November in the alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City.

Visitors flood the Old City of Jerusalem for the annual Jerusalem Knights Festival. Photo by Uri Lenz/Flash90

Knights in Jerusalem, says festival producer and artistic director Jackie Bachar, is planned “to give a lot of fun to the people and also to let them know the special streets of old Jerusalem, which are one of a kind.”

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