Huge International BDS Fail in Jerusalem

As Abu Mazen was travelling to New York City for the UN General Assembly opening, getting the media spotlight, tens of thousands of people were marching through the Jerusalem, Israel streets. The annual Jerusalem March was been held since 1955, during Sukkot, in celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles.

This year tourists came from Australia and Austria,

Jerusalem March 2013 image

and a delegation from Angola.

They came from Senegal, Russia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone,

Jerusalem Parade Sukkot man from Gabon, image Jerusalem March

and one man from Gabon.

image women dressed in traditional clothes Kenya

These women you can bet were happier to be in Jerusalem, than shopping back home in Kenya. They got lots of extra special hugs from the crowd.

US, Canada, Italy, Great Britain, Indonesia, Boliva,

Jerusalem March 2013 photo

and Poland, well just a few, but Peru and Hungary were there too.

image China in Jerusalem Parade

There were many smiling Chinese marching,

Jerusalem Marchers with banner image, Taiwan in Jerusalem

but not near the group with “Taiwan Loves Israel” banner.


Jerusalem March photo New Zealand Maori

Maori from far away Down Under had a banner,

image Denmark in Jerusalem Parade

this one from Denmark, “Israel, you’re not alone!”

March with banner Great Wall of China to Wailing WAll

Chinese held a large banner, “From the Great Wall to Wailing Wall.”

photo from Jerusalem Parade Israel flags

There was no shortage of Israeli flags,

colorful costumes image, Parade costumes photo

or colorful costumes,

Jerusalem Parade participants image

or Stars of David.

Small international flags, image people with many flags, flags of many countries image

Thousands of flags and smiling people lined the streets of Jerusalem, Israel,

as 60,000 participants from 70 countries came for this ever growing event.

Man from Norway with flag in Jerusalem Parade.

One HUGE International BDS Fail!

Fiji, Slovakia, Germany, Netherlands…even smiling supporters from Norway,

way too many countries to share in one post,

for more see The Real Jerusalem Streets Facebook page album.



Real Jstreets

I lived in the United States, Canada and Australia before moving to Israel in the midst of the Second Lebanon War. For the last ten 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

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