BDS in Jerusalem

Sorry I do not know any BDS, Boycott, Divest and Sanction folks,

so I can not ask them how boycotting Soda Stream

and putting hundreds of Palestinian workers out of a job

is good for anyone.

I can only assume that they are simply anti-Israel or ignorant,

 as they would hurt those that BDSers are supposedly are out to help.

What I do see in Jerusalem, Israel, is that

palestiniam girl. BDS image, J Street photo, Jerusalem photos

Arab girls shop.

That is not new or news

and certainly everyone here knows that 

Muslim woman image, Arab woman in jerusalem, photo Arab woman

Arab women shop.

But the biggest change in the last two years

 that I have seen

is that now

Arab family photo, Arab girls photo.image Palestinian, Jerusalem photo

Arab males shop.

Palestinians in Israel, photo Palesiinian family.

Not just for cell phones,

Muslim man, Palestinian woman, photo Arabs in Jerusalem, image muslim

or candy,

Food shopping photo, Arab food shopping, supermarket image

or food

shopping supermarket, BDS image, photo Arab, picture Muslim

in the supermarkets,

image Machane Yehuda market, shopping in Jerusalem

or in the shuk, Machane Yehuda Market, 

Arab men image, BDS, Jerusalem apartheid, J Street

or in a bakery.

Palestinian, BDS, image Arab in jerusalem, Jerusalem photos

They walk the Jerusalem streets while shopping with women

Arab girls, image Arab boys and girls, photo Jerusalem

and girls,

shopping in Jerusalem, BDS image, Apartheid, Israeli oppression picture,

and they carry those bags home too.

Mamilla mall, Arab boys, BDS fail, image shopping mall

Especially in Mamilla Mall, 

shopping Mamilla Mall, photo Jerusalem, image apartheid

groups of young Arab men

Mall shoppers, Jerusalem photo, image Palestinian youths,

can be found every day

Castro sign, Mamilla store, Jerusalem photo, Palestinian family, BDS

and at night.

I have been asked what this means,

 I am really not sure.

However, I do see that BDS in Jerusalem, Israel

is not boycott, divest and sanction,

but more like Boys Do Shop!

Time to add another pin on the BDS Fail Map 

this time from the heart of Israel.

Cat Power

Female singer Cat Power is not coming to Israel to perform,

she says because of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

However, in Jerusalem,

black cat image

one

thing

we  

have

plenty

of  

is

two cats on a car image

cats,  

and

more cats!

Your loss Cat Power, hope you feel better soon.

We have plenty of powerful cats on the streets of Jerusalem

and as the garbage piles up during this strike…

they are very happy cats now also.

Update:

garbage in strike in Jerusalem image

Strike is over, but the mess may be around for awhile.

Israeli Apartheid?

Saudi Arabia bans protests, Turkey locks up journalists,

Iran and Libya kill their opponents,

Egypt killed  protesters, Syria kills hundreds every day.

Haneen Zoabi, an Arab woman is an elected member of the Israeli Knesset

and has led anti-Israel protests.

Israeli apartheid?

Her actions would never be tolerated in any of the surrounding countries,

but Zoabi’s anti-government pieces are routinely published

 in main stream Jerusalem newspapers and supported by the courts.

 While Saudi Arabian women are forbidden to drive a car,

in Jerusalem, many Arab women take driving lessons

and sit where they want on public buses.

Arab school girls

School girls are not afraid to share the same streets,

Arab girls in uniforms in Old City

no matter what uniforms they wear,  and go on to attend Israeli universities

Arab girl head covered working in Israeli hospital

and find work in the medical professions in Israeli hospitals.

Muslim woman walking in Old City

Arab women walk alone

Arab woman alone in Old city

through the streets of the Old City

Arab women image. Arab women in Jerusalem

and in all the neighborhoods

Palestinian woman shopping

around

Arab women image. Arab women in Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel

Muslim woman walking in Old City wearing hijab

dressed in clothing

Arab women shopping in Jerusalem

of all types

Palestinian woman shopping

and colors.

Palestinian woman shopping

Often Arab women shop

in Mamilla Mall,

Palestinian woman, shopping in Machane yehuda

in the Machane Yehuda Market, the shuk,

Palestinian woman shopping for shoes

on Jaffa Street,

Palestinian woman shopping with children in Jerusalem

King George Street,

Muslim woman shopping

and in Talpiot.

Muslim women eating in Jerusalem

They can eat in a street cafe or restaurant

Arab man and woman holding hands in public

or walk with a male companion.

Muslim woman with children wailing wall plaza

With young children

Muslim woman shopping alone

or alone,

Muslim women walking in Old City

Arab women are not afraid or forbidden to move around freely.

Israeli apartheid?