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Monopoly in Jerusalem, Jerusalem in Monopoly

by michael January 26 2008
Municipal news

Hang up, Bezeq, turn off, Chevrat Ha-Chashmal, the city of Jerusalem has a chance to be involved with a whole different kind of monopoly. The kind with vibrant faux money and the little metal thimble. Oh yes. Parker Brothers Monopoly. Check it:

The makers of Monopoly are inviting fans worldwide to vote in an on-line contest that will determine which 22 cities will be etched in the collective memory for a new global edition of the 75-year-old board game.

The contest, which got under way this week and will continue through February 28, will allow Monopoly fans the world over to cast their ballots for the 10 best cities out of a pre-selected list of 68, including Jerusalem. The 20 cities with the highest number of votes will make it onto the new global Monopoly board. Two other cities, not on the ballot list, will be selected by a separate write-in vote.

The non-scientific poll to determine which cities pass go and collect global acclaim allows fans to vote every day of the monthlong contest at www.monopoly.com.

Our beloved Jerusalem is currently hovering in the bottom 20s. But a concerted effort by faithful Jerusalemites should be able to tip the cards in the Holy City's favor. So go to the Monopoly site and vote your little hearts out. We can't let Cairo beat us!

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