Kissinger believed the Israeli Jews were getting too uppity, and decided to teach them a lesson in humility.
The Palestinians living within Israel, who chose NOT to be Israeli citizens, have no problem expecting, demanding and receiving Israeli social benefits such as healthcare, education and more.
“I am neither a Jew nor a Palestinian. And I really didn’t have an opinion either way. But; Mr Galganov, how can you sit there and take this kind of crap?
At one gift shop, on a side street just off Ben Yehuda, the owner of a store literally came outside to bring me in.
What bothered Tommy about being in this town were two things. First, a Hizbollah flag, and Hizbollah graffiti. None of which was there the last time he drove through. Tommy wasted no time in leaving.
“I don’t like Jews. I don’t like anything about Jews”. And on and on this anti-Semite went: blaming Jews for just about every evil that was ever inflicted upon mankind.
Continuing our drive towards Masada, I saw this average size, to big lake on our left hand side, and asked Tommy what it was called. “The Dead Sea”. He told me. I stared at it in disbelief.
While I dined on one of the best stir-fries in the entire world. Ben Yehuda, Jerusalem’s most happening street and tourist magnet, was like a ghost town.
To see and experience Israel, is a reason to be supportive of the Jewish state, and not to condemn it.
It suddenly struck me, these guys had just come from a shooting war to “enjoy” about eight hours of rest before they had to return to the action, to where they might get killed, or kill terrorists. Right there and then, the reality of Israel hit me.