Monday, June 2, 2014

Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – A Transition

Tel Aviv and its beautiful beaches,
its youth, night life, its vibrancy,
is a sweet world in contrast to the Palestinian West Bank

behind the fence that runs along the road

to my dorm room in Jerusalem.

Our Hebrew University campus guide, a student speaking of a Palestinian neighborhood across the street from campus: "The neighborhood over there is dangerous... I've never been there"

- Me: Is the Arab bus safe?
- Hebrew University: No, don't take it
Question: How many Arab buses have been blown up by terrorists? Answer: 0

I won't take the Arab bus, I won't visit the Palestinian neighborhood, but what a change from Tel Aviv. Welcome to Jerusalem!

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