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Friday, August 26, 2011

Jerusalem Trolley Unites Jews and Arabs

The route of Jerusalem's newly minted light rail goes through Jewish and Arab neighborhoods.  Jews and Arabs ride it together.

It begins in Pisgat Zeev and then makes a tour through the main shopping street, passing the mall, which is very popular with Arabs.  This is the stop in front of the mall.

Yes, it's true.  There were probably more Arabs waiting that Jews.  That's most probably because the train will take all of us to a wealthy Arab neighborhood.

Yes, there are wealthy Arab neighborhoods.  It's not an oxymoron.

At present, at least, riding the train unifies all sectors of Israeli society, at least in Jerusalem.

From the arab neighborhood of Beit Chanina we go to French Hill, Ammunition Hill, the "seam" and then pass the Old City before turning onto Jaffa Street and town.

Apartheid against Arabs? No way!

The big question is:
How long will this peaceful coexistence on the train last?


Keliata said...

LOL. You'll give liberals a heart attack by writing about wealthy Arab neighborhoods.

Batya said...

You must remember my Arab Mansions series. Now they have increased in number and size.