|Herzl's picture in Independence Hall|
|This marks the spot where Rabin was assassinated.|
This was another very hot day (over 100° F), so our itinerary had to change a bit. We were going to visit Rabin Square, but instead we just drove past it. The square is a large area where people gather for rallies and things like that. In the 1990's, when Rabin was the prime minister of Israel, he gave a speech there about peace with Palestine. When he was exiting the stage, an ultra-orthodox Jewish man killed Rabin (the flags in the photo above represent where he was assassinated). We were supposed to go to an open-air market for lunch, but again, because of the heat, we were dropped off at another shopping mall. This time I took off on my own just to get some peace and quiet. I did buy myself some things, but I would have much preferred the marketplace!
|Some wildlife: an antelope with her babies!|
|The man wearing all white taught us about "Bedouin hospitality."|
|Now this is a carpet picnic!|
|Yep, about 50 of us all slept in this one big tent.|