Two days of Rosh Hashanah followed by Shabbat meant three days
with no internet or news updates, so while there were many reports
of the Quartet’s disgust with Israel for building in Gilo,
I missed seeing any mention of their dismay with the Palestinian Authority as
Kassam rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel on the first day of Rosh Hashanah
and the Israeli air force had to preempt another terrorist strike on the second day.
Three days of holiday meals and city garbage bins were over flowing.
After Shabbat, people could be found walking or jogging very late at night.
Changing the clocks back to standard time provided an extra hour to exercise,
but with the early sunset, there is not as much time to play outside after school.
US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is visiting Jerusalem;
I wonder if he noticed these “buildings” in Gan Sacher, Sacher Park?
While Tel Aviv has taken down its “tent cities'”
in this Jerusalem park one can find groups of tents,
a private “suburban” site,
and an open kitchen area.
Today a couple was moving a couch out of the park,
but some of the “buildings” look like they are ready for the Sukkot holiday.
Is there another “tent city” filling this parking lot?
No…these are supplies to build sukkot for the upcoming holiday,
when thousands of illegal “buildings” will be popping up in every open space.
For the Rosh Hashanah holiday, all regular soldiers were all on active duty,
with many stationed far away from home.
Thank you to the IDF for making it safe
for the rest of us to celebrate all the holidays with our families.