Israel Trip June 2014

Preface

This post is just about general Israel stuff from the last trip.  It’s not about family and friends, but about things I saw on the last trip to Israel. For pictures of Sela in Israel, check out the Sela Stream, which will soon be succeeded by The Grateful Odeds.

Now for the Israel Trip

The Ride

Peugeot 301. Brand spankin’ new.

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Around Rehovot

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Coffee

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For Sale In Tel Aviv

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Around Tel Aviv

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For Sale In Jerusalem

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Jerusalem Festival of Light

We caught the closing night of the 6th Jerusalem Festival of Light. The Old City of Jerusalem was adorned with light exhibits made by artists around the world. Here’s a few things we saw:

Tower of Light by Luminarie De Cagna

Tower of Light by Luminarie De Cagna

The Garden of Dreams by Luminarie De Cagna

The Garden of Dreams by Luminarie De Cagna

Philly Needs A Raise

Philly Needs A Raise

I saw a labor demonstration on my way to work.  It wasn’t clear if they were protesting McDonalds or BP specifically or Corporate America in general. The speaker said something about the rich getting richer and the rest of the rest of the population stuck in stagnation.  Among the suggestion to rectify this imbalance were a $15/hour wage.

There were signs that had slogans like:

Stop The War on Workers

and

Philly Needs A Raise

The demonstration seemed interesting and I would have liked to stay for more.  Unfortunately, and ironically, I had to go down into the SEPTA, take the Broad Street Line north and get to work.