Jerusalem may become home to a giant Apple store and education center within three years. Apple is negotiating with real-estate giant Bet Yair for a 5,000-square-meter facility at the entrance to Jerusalem, people familiar with the matter told The Jerusalem Post. The facility is planned to hold the world's first Apple Digital Library, which would be open to the public.
The article refers to "directors of Apple in Israel" having toured the site and expressing their desire to "bring the country's largest Apple store" to the area, casting some uncertainty on just who is responsible for the plans. Apple does not currently have a direct presence in Israel, only holding a distribution arrangement with reseller iDigital, a subsidiary of the iCon Group operating several retail stores in the country.