Jerusalem 24-25 May 2007
Jerusalem with its history going back 5000 years has important religious significance for Jews, Muslims and Christians. We stayed at the Hebron Today Hostel in the heart of the old city. Just finding it again took skill! Once you are in the small alleys it is very hard to get one's bearings!
Probably photos tell the story here.
Jerusalem has a population of 700,000 people and is the largest city in Israel. The population of Israel is 7 million. Approximately 65% are Jewish, 33% Muslim and 2% Christian. Because of the security situation everyone does national service with soldiers of both sexes everywhere. They have to carry their guns at all times which can be a little un-nerving.