Boycott Israel Day approaches, Israel Apartheid Week goes on and on
and we hear that 6 people are killed in a mosque in Syria.
in spite of calls for “Days of Rage”,
Muslim prayer services have gone on
Around Mamilla Mall
and the Old City walls,
freedom of movement is hampered only by wet and cold weather.
Purim security checks were required of everyone
areas crowded with costumed celebrants.
As hundreds of mourners tried to squeeze on the only Egged bus
to the funeral for the murdered Fogel family,
an Arab woman was waiting at the same bus stop,
the scene of the Jerusalem bombing where a woman was killed.
It is not far from Gan Sacher, Sacher Park,
where preparations for the Jerusalem Marathon were well under way.
Two hours before the bus stop bomb exploded,
bus loads of Arab school children arrived at Gan Sacher
for an outing in the park.
Human rights are abused, freedom of religion is denied,
ethnic cleansing and atrocities are in the media,
but hard to find on the real streets of Jerusalem.