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Western Wall, Jerusalem
The Volatile Birthplace of the Abrahamic Religions

July 1st 2000
Hello my fellow travellers! This is the first of two posts I'll make about a trip to Israel and Palestine in July 2000 that I did together with my high school as a part of our sociology class. This post covers my time in Israel. The tension was very tangible back then and just the following month after our visit, on September 28 the Al-Aqsa Intifada was proclaimed by Yassir Arrafat and viole ... read more
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Israeli Flag Following World War II, the British withdrew from their mandate of Palestine, and the UN partitioned the area into Arab and Jewish states, an arrangement rejected by the Arabs. Subsequently, the Israelis defeated the Arabs in a series of wars without... ... read more
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17th May 2017

Where Jesus wept
I reckon Jesus would weep over the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Per-Olof. What an experience to visit Jerusalem on a school trip and experience the volatility of the place. Why is there a metal wall seeming to divide access to the Western wall in your picture?
18th May 2017

Where Jesus wept
I reckon the same. :( The metal wall divides the men's section (the big one) from the women's section (the small one).

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