The old cliché says that when Jerusalem prays, Tel Aviv plays. This is never truer than on a Saturday night, when this hedonistic gem on the Mediterranean usually teems of life, her streets, bars and clubs filled with people out to have a good time.
No so this past Saturday. The streets of the City of Sin were deserted, the cafés, bars and clubs half-empty and the mood was generally somber. At least until 01:16, that is when the broadcast of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest was over. Then the Tel Avivians poured onto the streets to get a last little taste of the weekend.
So, what conclusion can be drawn from this observation?
Is it an indication that Israel despite everything — not least herself — is a part of Europe?
Or, perhaps, that Tel Aviv is indeed the gay capital of the Middle East?
Entry filed under: Life.