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J e r u s a l e m

To learn a bit more about Jerusalem please click here for Wikipedia

Jerusalem ist die Hauptstadt des Staates Israel. Sie liegt in den Judaeischen Bergen zwischen Mittelmeer und Totem Meer und hat
770.000 Einwohner. Dort befinden sich der Sitz des israelischen Praesidenten, die Knesset, das Oberste Gericht und Exekutive Israels, die 1918 gegruendete Hebraeische Universitaet und die Holocaustgedenkstaette Yad Vashem.

In Jerusalem begegnen sich viele Kulturen der Antike und Moderne. Die Altstadt ist in das juedische, christliche, armenische und muslimische Viertel gegliedert und von einer Mauer umgeben. Ich werde die Altstadt Jerusalems hier bebildert vorstellen.

Der politische Status der Stadt ist international umstritten und Teil des Nahost-Konflikts. Ostjerusalem, das bedeutende religioese Staetten des Judentums, Christentums und des Islam beherbergt, wird von Palaestinenser-Organisationen als Hauptstadt eines zukuenftigen palaestinensischen Staates beansprucht.
Ich habe das Land eher von der schoenen Seite sehen wollen und habe es so gut wie komplett mit dem Auto bereist.
Ich hielt mich lieber auf der palaestinensischen Seite von Jerusalem auf, wenn es um das menschliche ging. Die PAL sind mir gegenueber viel freundlicher und hilfsbereiter vorgekommen.

INDEX

Jerusalem - life in East Jerusalem
Israel Museum
Just around the Old City
Old City - The 8 gates
The Muslim Quarter
Dome of the Rock
The Suq
The Christian Quarter
The Armenian Quarter
The Jewish Quarter
Al-Aqsa Mosque
Western Wall (Klagemauer)
The 14th Stations of Jesus Way of the Cross
Mt. of Olives
View from Mt. Olives
Tower of David (Armenian and Jewish Quarter)
Ophel Archaeological Garden
Rampart Walk
Maria’s Grave
Zion
Commonwealth War Graves
Old Olive Trees
Menorah

Some pics of daily life in East-Jerusalem

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Mosque in Shoafat, 2005
ISR Jerusalem 02 moschee shoufat 05.10.05

Mosque in Beit Hanina, 2005
ISR Jerusalem 03 Moschee Beit Hanina hizma road 07.10.05

orthodoxe. also called wuz wuz.
Be careful not to drive a car through jewish areas on shabbat. Jewish people will try to hit you and hit your car with stones and might injure you badly. I hate this but nobody can do anything against it.

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gas station on palestinian side of Jerusalem - East Jerusalem
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Beit Hanina - East Jerusalem
ISR Jerusalem 09 beit hanina residenz berger

hair dresser in Beit Hanina
ISR Jerusalem 10 friseur beit hanina 11.10.05

Yom Kippur on October 12, 2005 - not nice of the jewish to block some roads on their holiday. It made people suffer a lot.
During those days an arabic family was hit quite badly by jewish people. They threw with big stones. The car was only full
with arabic women trying to make their way to a hospital to bring in a sick child. But they got wounded by the smashed windows.

ISR Jerusalem 11 blockaden yom kippur 12.10.05

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taking out his horses in Shoafat
ISR Jerusalem 13 shoufat 13.10.05

Another example of not nice behaviour againt palestinians. The Israelis only allow like one garbage collection truck to enter
East Jerusalem to collect the garbage. But also not doing really service on the truck or replacing it when it breaks down.
On the days when the truck breaks down, the PAL are forced to burn their garbage. It smells badly even if you close the windows.

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a great garage - those guys know their job. Incredibly mechanics.
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                                                          needing to shroud the used tires in an empty building
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Israel Museum             October 29, 2005

Shrine of the Book
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ISR Museum 02 shrine of the book

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                                        “Man on a Horse”, 1992 by Fernando Botero, Colombian, born 1932
                                        Bronze, gift of the artist
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“Odysseus and the Nile God”, Mosaic from the House of Leontis, Beth Shean, 6th Century A.D.
The Mosaic pavement exhibited here was discovered in one of the rooms of a Jewish public building in Beth Shean. It originally formed one unit,
consisting of two panels and an inscreption. The upper panel (1st pic below) depicts Odysseus encounter with the Sirens - mythological creatures descriped as half-woman and half-birds. According to Homeric legend, the Sirens used to entice sailors to their island with their entrancing music, causing the ships to shatter against the rocks. The legend relates how Odysseus sealed his sailors ears with wax, so that they would not be tampted by the Sirens’ music. Yet Odysseus himself did not want to miss the opportunity to hear the Sirens’ song. He therefore had himself bound to the mast of the ship, so that he could listen to the music without leaving the ship of course. In this mosaic we see Odysseus bound to the mast by a fish net. Below a siren plays the flute while a sailor battles with a sea monster.
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    ISR Museum 12    ISR Museum 11

The Menorah       November 30, 2005

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