After leaving Claire’s we walked the wall that we had walked the previous year. We wanted to see if there were any changes, and boy there were. There were more posts on the ‘Wall Museum’ where people had written about experiences that had happened to them since Israel had been created.
I actually bought a book published by the Arab Educational Institute –http://www.aeicenter.org/ as part of their Culture and Palestine series. This book contains all the Wall Museum stories.
The wall still looms high cutting across the city of Bethlehem, but walking along this huge lump of concrete, gives hope with all its inspirational messages from all over the world.
Last year we admired many of the pieces of art, for that is what they are, not just graffiti…after all Banksy, who has a few pieces of his graffiti art around Bethlehem is seen as an artist. Unfortunately, this year many of the wonderful pieces we looked at before had been painted over. I guess that is the life of the wall, ever changing. And let’s hope that one day it will change for the better and be removed and that post’s like mine will be part of the museum of the wall.