Hot News and Not News

The World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency meetings

 brought delegates from around the world together in Jerusalem.

The High Court rulings against Emmanuel School parents brought 100,000 protesters.

 High temperatures resulted in record electric usage and fires outside of Jerusalem.


Summertime favorite Gan Sacher was nearly deserted in the heat,

but as the sun was setting,

 strong afternoon winds finally brought temperatures down

and visitors returned to the streets.


An official Israeli government limousine took Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann

and his entourage through the center of town in a loud procession.

On  Jaffa Street

traffic was light and the pavement hot.

In nearby Safra Square












is very hot.

As a few people shot baskets during the day, 

 a group of people filed by on their way to the entrance of the city government building.

 Only a few of the people passed security and made it to the entrance of the Mayor’s office

to personally protest the closing of the Ulpan HaOleh, Hebrew language school for new citizens.

Protesters went to one of the Deputy Mayor’s offices,

where they found Pepe Allou.

City hall is not interested in the ulpan or in new olim, new citizens.

While the demolition of 22 illegal homes is international hot news,

the end of an important educational system to thousands of people is not news.

After months of ignored letters, emails, and phone calls,

water was offered to those people locked out of the Mayor’s office. To cool things off?

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