Israeli Flags, US Flags and What do you Call It Flags

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I lived in the United States, Canada and Australia before moving to Israel in the midst of the Second Lebanon War. For the last nine years, walking the streets of Jerusalem, the scenes I saw every day did not resemble the ones familiar in the Western media. Now I try to share those positive images with the world, what is really happening in Jerusalem, Israel, The Real Jerusalem Streets

Standing in the halls of an Israel Presidential Conference,  I met Brian of London.

We were both closed out of sessions, it only took a few minutes for us to find a common cause.

How many Israeli flags were displayed at the Israeli President’s Conference?

One would think they would be easy to find and it would be hard to keep track their number.

Image Israeli flag

But no, the Jerusalem International Conference Center has one painted on a mural, so I did find one that day.

Since then, I have this thing about counting Israeli flags.

Like when Hillary Clinton held a press conference at the Citadel Hotel,

Hilary Clinton with four US flags

there were NO Israeli flags in sight, just four US flags.

Visiting US Democratic Congressmen held a press conference this week in Jerusalem, Israel,

Steny Hoyer US Congressman at press conference Israel

with a US flag on the left and an Israeli flag on the right; sorry, a tall congressman is in front of it.

Two men carrying flags

And this week, these two men entered Jaffa Gate holding Israeli flags without the Star of David, but rather with a picture of the Jewish Temple.

I did not hear a lot about the rally they were going to attend, the one that protested the fact that only Muslims were allowed on the Temple Mount during Ramadan.

Now I guess I can start counting ‘What do you call it’ flags too.


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