Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Kotel with Jeff Blumenthal and Bill Clinton

I got an email yesterday from Jeff Blumenthal saying Surprise! He was in Israel for a long weekend and where was I and did I want to see him.

I called Ethan/Linda to get his number, and made plans to go with him to Jerusalem today. We met up (after taking Galya to the dentist's in Ra'anana) and drove to Jerusalem.

After getting terribly lost (let's just say I've never seen so many gates to the Old City before...) we found our way to the Jaffa Gate and the Jewish Quarter. We walked around in the underground shouk, and had a kabab lunch at Jeff's favorite restaurant.

We went to the Kotel, where we were met by black Sedans, tens of security guards, and even more people crowding around. Some people said the Prime Minister was there, other people made other guesses, and some were just along for the ride. We ignored the mess, continued to the Kotel, and when I came out I saw a bunch of men in the kind of kippot that Millie gives out. I looked, and then saw a head of white hair emerge, and then a suit with a red tie and then--Bill Clinton!


  1. oooh, I can see him ... and Bill too!

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