Talk:Jerusalem

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The politics of hitchhiking?

Some Anonymous user, an Israeli (like myself) nationalist had removed any mentioning of Palestinians or non-Israelis in this page, including the usage of a bus line which is not "Jewish" enough. I restored the "lost" bus line, and added Palestinian cities to the hitchhiking destination list. I hope I did OK. I was really surprised that somebody takes it so personally that a hitchhiker might want to take a bus together with non-Jews, or that he will want to hitchhike after a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem.

This is OK. I think in the spirit of hitchhiking there should be no borders and people should never be threated by their nationality, religion or ethnic group. Of course we can not accept any kind of racism here. If you find anything more like this, correct it please. Most of the users here have probably never been in Israel, that's why nobody recognized this as racism. Would be great if you could keep an eye on the Israel-related articles from time to time. --MrTweek 12:25, 24 January 2007 (CET)
 : Is there a chance you will get for us one of these "This is an informative text, to endorsing any of this sides in the conflict" frames from wikitravel/wikipedia ? They seem to make people understand better that hitchhiking is not about borders, but the other way around. Thanks.

User:Liorvol 12:25, 25 January 2007 (CET)

From Jerusalem to Amman or the Dead Sea

The junction you want when hitchhiking east from Jerusalem is the Maale Adumin North junction. I took a service taxi from Damascus Gate in the direction of Abu Dis, but it went through Maale Adumin South junction, which is not good for going towards the Dead Sea (there's only one motorway entrance for both Jerusalem and the Dead Sea there, and the majority of cars are going towards Jerusalem).

I suppose that the road system has changed (like it constantly is all over Israel). If anyone knows a sherut from Damascus Gate that will get you to the North junction of Maale Adumin, please update the article. CRCulver 18:55, 1 January 2012 (CET)

Tried hitching that route once, without success. Another time I took a bicycle down once, there's a checkpoint, not sure if it's possible to take a servees or a sherut there. There's definitely an Egged bus passing there, might be possible to take it for short ride? guaka 20:26, 1 January 2012 (CET)