Mosque in Acre, Israel
From the neutral territory of Geneva, I travel to the tumultuous country of Israel. With racism rampant and unceasing form both sides, I am going to have to try to be super careful with how I interact with people. I need to act as though I don't hate them for being people. Israel has a general population of 8,200,000 people, which are spread out over 8,000 square miles. The GDP per capita of Israel is about $35,700 as of 2015. The official spoken languages are Hebrew and Arabic, seeing as the population consists largely of Jewish and Arabic ethnicities. While staying in this diverse and unique country, my main attraction will be the Jezzar Pasha Mosque. This large and important temple is positioned in Acre, Israel, and is bordered to the east by the Mediterranean Sea, and Lebanon and Syria on the west. The outside was impressive by architectural standards, but was otherwise unlikely to draw the eye. It is a plain white building, with a deep, sloping, dome for a roof, coloured a deep green. Yet upon entering, like many of the other sites, the outside says little to the inside. Dozens of intricate red mats cover the floor, perfectly aligned. I suppose that they are for kneeling prayer. The walls and ceiling are adorned with carefully designed patterns and carvings and images. All of them are geometrically sound, giving pleasant symmetry to the building.