My thoughts on Israel

4th December 2016

Many countries hate Israel. Just going to Israel will prevent me from going to other countries in future; Lebanon and Iran for example. It’s a controversial place to visit but I decided to go there and make my own decision. It’s hard to not talk bad about Israel when my experiences are not good. I’m not bashing Israel, it’s just that my stay here has been boring so far.

The Western Wall - Jerusalem
The Western Wall – Jerusalem

Israeli People

Israeli people as a whole are the rudest nationality I’ve met. It’s a massive generalisation, but what I have experienced. People skip the queue in front of you, restaurants keep the change or just refuse to serve you. I walked into a falafel shop one day and they refused to serve me and just shouted things in Hebrew. Maybe the locals think I’m a terrorist as well? 

Not once in Israel was somebody nice. I met a Russian bloke in Eilat who gave me a life into the city from the Egypt border but that’s about it. Anyone I met in Israel who was nice or had any sort of conversation wasn’t Israeli. Coming from Jordan where people are too friendly, it’s a big difference.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine
Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is a historic city but there’s not much to see. I’m not into religion so it meant nothing to me. I saw the western wall…. it’s just a wall. The old city in Jerusalem has a few different sections so it’s cool to see the different religions in one place.

It’s in the muslim district that I felt was different. Eastern Jerusalem is Palestinian land (I think) and it is different to the rest of the city. It was busier, people were friendly and the everything was cheaper. Falafel sandwiches nearby my hostel in Jerusalem would cost 15-25 ILS but in the muslim district; 5 ILS.

Dome of the rock, Jerusalem
Dome of the rock, Jerusalem

Jerusalem was cool to see all the history for a day. My flight to London wasn’t until the 15th so there’s a lot of waiting about in the country. I don’t like Israel so it’s going to be a boring and expensive few weeks.

Maybe Palestine is more interesting?….

Dome of the rock - Jerusalem, Palestine/Israel
Dome of the rock – Jerusalem, Palestine/Israel
Backstreets of Jerusalem old town, Israel
Backstreets of Jerusalem old town, Israel
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