Once again at the end of summer,
there are lots of festivals on the streets of Jerusalem, Israel.
One of the most impressive is
חוצות היוצר ירושלים
Khutsot Hayotser, the International Arts and Crafts Festival,
which may be hard to transliterate from Hebrew,
but it is hard to miss, right across from the walls of the Old City.
This event has grown for the last 40 years.
At least once a year the Arts & Crafts Lane comes alive.
There is an Israeli Pavilion with 200 Israeli artists and exhibits,
Thousands fill the festival grounds
and some entertainers really stand out.
Mayor Nir Barkat was there on opening night and posed with potential voters.
Making the rounds, he stopped by Hadassah College’s Neverland booth.
Each night of the festival a major Israeli musical performer stars,
and last night Barkat introduced Shlomi Shabat to the Sultan’s Pool audience.
No Israeli event would…
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