Mural love from Tel Aviv

I fell in love with Tel Aviv when I visited in May. Of course, I loved all of Israel, but with Tel Aviv, it was different. If I could, I would drop everything and live the rest of my days there.

Tel Aviv seduces and enchants. It confuses the senses and enthralls the mind. Its splendid beaches are a big part of its charm, but there are so many other ones, including its colorful markets, its handcraft shops, its fashion boutiques, its flower gardens, its long boardwalk, its ports and marina, its museums, its historical sites, its wide range of restaurants, and most of all, its very diverse and charming residents.

And of course, Tel Aviv’s murals.

One colorful mural declares support for refugees, by saying, “We were all once refugees”, and another sends the same message with the word “love” written in smileys together with the words, “If you just look back, you have a refugee in your family”.

A mural simply states, “In love we trust”. A mural at Rabin Square pays tribute to the former Prime Minister and longs for peace. Many other murals are simply pieces of art for beauty’s sake.

Through its murals, Tel Aviv sends its love to the world, and now that I am back in Canada and missing her, I send Tel Aviv many, many kisses.

Mural in Tel Aviv
Mural in Tel Aviv
Mural in Tel Aviv
Mural in Tel Aviv – Rabin Square
Mural in Tel Aviv
Mural in Tel Aviv
Mural in Tel Aviv – with artist in action
Mural in Tel Aviv
Mural in Tel Aviv
Mural in Tel Aviv
About the Author
Fred Maroun is a Canadian of Arab origin who lived in Lebanon until 1984, including during 10 years of civil war. Fred supports Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state, and he supports a liberal and democratic Middle East where all religions and nationalities, including Palestinians, can co-exist in peace with each other and with Israel, and where human rights are respected. Fred is an atheist, a social liberal, and an advocate of equal rights for LGBT people everywhere. Fred Maroun writes for Gatestone Institute.
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