September 30, 2011 by theresiugoes
We are in Jerusalem in time for the Jewish New Year. It’s a very tame holiday – there’ve been no fireworks, passed out drunks or speeding hooligans.
Everything was closed, including museums, so today we spent a lot of time in the Old City (run by Palestinians) working on our bargaining skills. Husbandsiu and I had decided that where possible, we would shop with Palestinians and this has been suprisingly easy. In fact, outside of the vendors in hotels and the Hassidic Jews on the street, everybody we have crossed seems to be Palestinian. We’ve had some good conversations with a few of them, and they have continued to thank us that “Australia stands with Palestine.”