Ramla רַמְלָה الرملة Fresh lemonade at the Limonero’s booth, Ramla Market (shuk/al-sooq)
Ramla רַמְלָה الرملة Bakery
Ramla רַמְלָה الرملة
Central Israel (near Ramla) Kibbutz Gezer (גֶּזֶר) Bomb Shelter
Ramla is one of a handful of "mixed cities" in Israel where Palestinian Arab Muslims and Israeli Jews live side by side. Most of these photos are in the vibrant and busy Ramla Market (shuk/al-sooq) which is considered a focal point of the city. The Market was established at the end of the Ottoman period, renovated during the British Mandatory period and then renovated again recently, it has been in existence for over a hundred years.
Also included are photos from a kibbutz and some from a nearby village called Neve Shalom – Wāħat as-Salām or "Oasis for Peace." Neve Shalom is unique in that it is a cooperative village jointly founded by Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs in an attempt to show that the two peoples can live side by side peacefully, as well as to conduct educational work for peace, equality and understanding between the two peoples.