Ok, photos can easily be manipulated, so for Muslims, liberals, lefties and political hipsters who seem attracted to the Pro-Palestine movement, instead of showing you photos and links why this is not at all true, let me try a different approach;
I like Google street map view. In fact I’m a huge fan of most of Google’s services. Using Street map view is a great way to look at where you went on holiday or where you are planning to go. You can see such things as what is next to a hotel, a building site or a nice view of a beach. There all kinds of uses for this fantastic web based app. It great for bloggers as it a doddle to put a window into the world in an average typical WordPress blog like mine.
So I also think its a good weapon against political propaganda.
Please click and wiggle your mouse on any of these links
So Israel an apartheid state?
Well, would a country hateful against Arab people bother putting all the street signs in English, Hebrew and Arabic?
Is this sign discriminatory? actually it is!! An unusual idea in Israel’s highways, is they have a special fast lane. Pay more money and dodge the traffic by travelling in a special premium lane. This is ‘unfair’ to normal tax paying motorists but useful if you want to pay to get somewhere quicker. The Sherut vans tend to use those. Oh, Sheruts are yellow minibuses which are cheap and go to your door. They have drivers who are Arabs or Jews and have passengers who are Jews or Arabs or foreigners.
Ok, recognise this place? its a religious monument to the Bahai faith. I don’t agree with the Bahais as they are sort of Universalists. They believe in a little bit of everything, I don’t know much about this faith, apart from their pretty garden which stands out in Haifa. But this group is allow to have their own freedom of religion here. Can you image this happening in any other middle east nation?
What about other ethnic groups in Israel?
The Armenian Christians live in own community in Jerusalem
When a Turkish Pro-Palestinian ship went to dock with Gaza, on a ‘peace’ mission. The Armenian Christian community put up a lot of posters reminding people of the 1 million or so Armenian Christians murdered by the Turkish in 1915. An event largely forgotten and not willing to be reconcilled or any forgiveness by Turkey since then till now. :(
Jews and Arabs work in the Shuk, the open air market for fruit and vegetables, and Jews and Arabs shop together. Jews and Arabs also go to modern supermarkets and malls too.
I like the fact that actually Jewish and Arab people tend to eat a lot of the same food too.