Travel Blogs from Jerusalem
Stayed for 4 days... walks on:
the Kotler (old city)
herzl museum and cemetery
cup of joe (club) great club!
... like to find myself utterly ignorant.
Our second visit was the hilarious Church of the Holy Sepulcre, built supposedly on the spot that Jesus did some of his messianic business. This is by few horse-lengths the strangest church I've been into, because rather than the most holy site in Christendom uniting the various factions, it instead set them to bitter feuds to the extent that nowadays there's perhaps two dozen different alters all jockeying for position ...
... This time apart from blessing me and taking deep interest in my biography he showed me around some sights, including a small crypt where Mary supposedly took the eternal step. With some pretty mosaic on the walls, it's quite a nice place to visit. The whole time with both of "my new friends" I was feeling a bit apprehensive and not sure what they were after. It wasn't helping that ever-present hoards of tourists weren't there. There was probably no chance I would ...
... on. We met with a professor and a demographer. They both talked about Palestinian advocacy. Then we took a Political Tour (icahd) of Jerusalem. It's hard to process and to put in to words, but here is what I think you need to know: equality. Palestinians are not treated equally. Look into it for yourself. Don't take my word for it. But what can we do? not allow inequality. ***updated for Dawson**** We will petition, protest, donate, TEACH and LEARN. that's the first steps to not ...
... today was a walk to The Mount Of Olives. It is great being within walking distance of the old city. We found our way through the city but some of our path was blocked for Muslim use only because we forgot that it is Friday today and that is their Holy Day and everyone goes to pray. They block the path with police and barricades. So many guns in this city!
So eventually found our way to the Lion Gate and out the ...