- an American of Polish decent, not Jewish, who married an Israeli years ago and is a successful light specialist for architecture.
- a buddy from university walking with his partner back home after strolling through the centuries old alleys of Jaffa
- a Brazilian Diplomat showing his Catalan friend, leaving on Sunday, the local scenery,
- and a friend from Los Angeles, surfing
A few days ago someone decided to “contribute” to the Palestinian cause by driving a tractor into a bus and decapitating a mother in her car, barely missing her baby on the seat next to her. The tractor driver was eventually shot and stopped, ending his rampage through the streets of Jerusalem. The entire affair was captured in real time by a local BBC correspondent, including the drivers, justified, execution. Video embedded below:
What is so incredible is the fast pace of news in this country. There are immediate SMS alerts of an attack, breaking news via the radio (we broadcast news once every hour on all stations), mobile phone networks collapsing due to a call overload of worried relatives and an instant satellite link relay that brings the horrors of terrorism home to the BBC’s studios in White City, West London.
An Israeli Company, RRSAT, explains how they provide this technology which communicates live news instantly: