Conflicting Conclusions?

May 18, 2009 at 05:25 1 comment

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?

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Unity and Peace? In Jerusalem? Of Gold and Empty Clichés

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Marissa  |  May 20, 2009 at 11:17

    have you never been in jerusalem on saturday night? i dont think there are so many people praying… and there are def. loads playing!

    Reply

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