Rather than write a long travelogue, I will simply run a series of images to indicate the extraordinary diversity of sights we saw today in Jerusalem. Guided around by Chris (Sveen) and by Lauren Shachar, whose father was a Holocaust survivor. A wonderful combination of talents.
So much has changed since we were in Israel in 1959, but here in Jerusalem so much hasn’t – and so much, like the Western wall tunnels, has come to light since. As we drove east from Tel Aviv in the morning, I was expecting to see burned out vehicles from the 1948 war, where migrants arriving on the coast were rushed straight into battle. I remember being forcefully struck by the wreckage as a child. Nowadays it has been cleaned up and is more symbolic.