Last week I got an email from a friend of a friend. He’s coming to Jerusalem. First time. Among other things, he’s heard that the Old City of Jerusalem isn’t safe. Is it? Is the Old City safe?
I’m asked that question by nearly every single visitor I encounter.
The question makes me contort my face as if I’m being offered fried cow organs by someone I really don’t want to offend.
I posed the question to a friend of mine who just got her master’s degree in Jerusalem Studies. Her eyes rolled to the right as if she’d told her son four thousand times that his shirt is hanging in the closet but he just asked again where it is.
Is the Old City safe?
What do you think? Is the Old City safe? (I’ll post my answer soon.)