Mount of Olives (I hope they’re green).

I haven’t done  a city feature in a while, so I thought I’d share these old but cozy pictures… In the week after my wedding, my family took a trip to the Dead Sea and on the way back to Jerusalem, we stopped on הר זיתים or the Mount of Olives.

It’s located in the West Bank, if you want to get technical. That means it’s over the Green Line, more Arab than Jewish, and it does not look like West Jerusalem, where it’s mainly Jews.

Moving away from politics – and religion (it is mentioned over and over in the Torah and the Christian Bible) – I like better to focus on how serene the place is. We stood on a tayelet of sorts and looked across.

Mount of Olives trees
Mount of Olives church
Mount of Olives
Mount of Olives cemeteries

Ok, ok. How can we avoid politics when we’re talking about Jerusalem, and this of all places… I’ll explain briefly the current situation: There has been growing antsy-ness regarding the idea to divide Jerusalem once and for all; this would mean that us Jews would once again lose our city. I’m not saying I’m for or against, but it’s definitely important to acknowledge that it is a sensitive point on both sides of the Green Line.

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