Nordau’s tent city: A sane alternative to Rothschild

12.08.2011                      12.Aw-Elul, 5771

Israelischer Sommer:

Nordau’s tent city: A sane alternative to Rothschild

Nordau tent city has proven that setting up a campsite in the middle of town doesn’t have to equal a descent into chaos.

Someone set up a guillotine at the end of Rothschild boulevard on Wednesday night. It’s unclear who exactly, but the city of Tel Aviv was quick to issue an eviction notice, and by Thursday morning, the performance art execution device was nowhere to be seen. Later on Thursday, a visit to Rotshchild by Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) was cut short when he was swarmed by a crowd of angry, largely middle-aged men who shouted at him until he left, surrounded by at least eight bodyguards. Earlier in the day, at the same spot, a homeless man head-butted a young man trying to prevent him from attacking a woman, a journalist from Walla reported….