I missed the event, but I was at the first annual Jerusalem Hug in 2007 so here you have those photos.
(All photos can be enlarged with a click)The warm-up started at a park across from the Jaffa Gate. Dancing in the drum circle.
Hmm, yesterday was the summer solstice too, wasn't it.
It was hippie heaven.
You heard many languages, but not much Hebrew or Arabic.
One lone didgeridoo attracted the camera people.
This nice donkey and his owner ply the tourist route every day. Here, at the New Gate, a happy blond lady sat on the donkey and sang the Christian hymn "Jerusalem, Jerusalem."
As the fife and drums played, folks joined hands and made their way down to the Damascus Gate.
A few of the peacenik organizers gave some words of blessing.
Here's the top of the beautiful Damascus Gate (missing in the previous shot).
Then it was over. But many lingered for just a bit more of the drum beat and to savor a few more minutes of a feeling of solidarity, brotherhood, and peace. Until next May. . .
To see an article with pictures of this year's Jerusalem Hug, please see Ynet.
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