Jerusalem Received Special Tourists

Jerusalem Received Special Tourists

Three weeks ago a bomb exploded in Jerusalem,

killing one woman and injuring many others.

Over the weekend 150 rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel,

and the Iron Dome defense system

was employed to defend the residents of Ashkelon and Beersheva.

Nevertheless, on Monday,

 a delegation of government officials from India toured Jerusalem

and Beit HaNasi, the official President’s residence,

got spruced up for a visit by Spanish royals.

It is amazing that despite all the negative press, official visitors,

 ordinary tourists,

and tour groups of all kinds

come from

around the world to see Israel…

and they keep coming.

On both the cold and cloudy days of winter

and the warm days of spring,

whether following a blue sign

or a red rose,

they come each day by the thousands.

Some come dressed

in distinctive clothing,

to see the Kotel, the Western Wall, from a distance

or up close.

Some children are happy to pose for the camera,

while others are not willing targets.

Foreign tourists want to be photographed with security personnel.

The estimated number of visitors to Jerusalem this year is in the millions

and the official tourist season is just beginning.

It’s really amazing, so many special tourists…

and perhaps those taking photos

will help to show the world…

 the real Jerusalem streets.