Next, the Wailing Wall – the infamous sacred place in Judaism.
This is ‘the only place in town’ where Muaz, who knows everthing about Jerusalem, can’t enter. We went through another security check at the gate for tourists. Because Muaz is Muslim, and Palestinian, he isn’t allowed inside.
Although it is a holy site, the area around the wall was noisier than I expected.
People praying, people taking pictures with big smiles, and people being moved to tears.
Some were dressed in Orthodox Jewish outfit, while many foreign visitors wore shorts and sandals.
Afterwards, we joined again with Muaz for a coffee break.
Kaku Nagashima, our dramaturge asked him: “With Israeli soldiers standing everywhere holding guns, isn’t it dangerous?”
“—Not at all. The current Israeli arms, movement restrictions and strict security are all part of propaganda.”