The President’s Conference for Tomorrow

was held October 20-22.  IMG_2037

There were circling helicopters,

flashing blue lights and sirens at times,

but most of the city was not involved,

unless you worked for a top tier hotel or

at the Jerusalem Convention Center,

or had the job to hang the signs.


Last year, when President George Bush was in Jerusalem, street closings were the norm,


there was no way to not know he was around.


Sunday morning radio reported riots near the Kotel, the Western Wall.

There were reported injuries and arrests, but……..

see for yourself the real Jerusalem streets leading up to and around the Old City early Sunday afternoon.




Thousands of tourists had no idea that there was any reason to be concerned.









People strolled the alleyways.


Passengers on this bus could have been a bit distressed.

It went the wrong way,

had to be backed up and turned around ….

causing all the cars behind it to back up to the street.

More presidents

with the Board of Governors IMG_2113

of the Jewish Agency also meeting.

and more signs…

At The Hebrew University, the Truman Institute hosted sessions,

“15 Years Since the Peace Treaty Between Israel and Jordan”.


Not open to disagreement,

it has been 15 years,

General Mansour Abu Rashid did offer a glass of water to fellow speaker

 Israeli Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubenstein

and Harry S. Truman was a President.




One thought on “Presidents

  1. since i cannot be there your comments and photos have great value for me. my wife and i were in Jerusalem in January 2008 for the snow. our apartment in the Wolfson Tower (just rented for 12 days) afforded a great view of the antics in the park. it was as if a blizzard had occurred. we loved it.

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