Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Holding Hands and Arm in Arm in Israel

What is fascinating to see among Palestinian men is the holding of hands, the three kisses on the cheeks, the physicality of affection, which is so a-typical in and among Western men--gay and straight. I enjoy watching young Palestinian girls holding hands from school as well, but am especially drawn to the young adolescent males walking arm in arm. It catches me off guard, giving my background in American culture in which such affection is a no-no.

Pace, B


manxxman said...

World travel broadens ones ideas and ones acceptance. Unfortunately there are far too many "Americans" who consider at trip to Dollywood as travel.

Brett Webb-Mitchell said...

Jerusalem is also very different from Tel Aviv in terms of cultural difference among LGBT people. B