While once again on Sunday haredim in Mea Shearim were rioting,
across town these people were tweeting.
No riots at SMX Israel, the Search Marketing Expo in Jerusalem,
but some of this “techie” crowd may have their work cut for them.
Afraid of cyber terror attacks,
Israeli banks are blocking internet access from abroad,
new business ideas are bound to come from this situation.
On my way to the conference I went by Beit Hanasi,
the President of Israel’s official residence.
There seemed to be a lot of garbage outside, since the president
is reported to be staying in temporarily in David’s Village
during renovations to the living quarters at Beit Hanasi.
Maybe they had inside information…
as the next morning was the beginning of a municipal services strike.
No more cute garbage photos;
on the first day of the strike the bins were overflowing onto the streets.
As people try to figure out where to put their trash and rubbish,
and the cats are loving it.
A good thing is that temperatures are low,
not cold enough for snow, so it’s raining again.
Since the real streets are not a pretty sight right now,
why not see what went on inside at SMX Israel this week: