The Jerusalem municipality and the Ministry of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs is behind this promotion in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem: a knights festival on three Thursdays this month. (Full text at the site). Fourth year in a row.
At the festival, the audience will meet dozens of knights, various interesting figures, knights battles, markets and heroic stories… wander around the Old City on magical evenings… take part in ancient dances, watch knights fighting.
Is it innocent? Is any militaristic white-guy festival in an occupied city innocent? Do you remember how much trouble George W. Bush got in when he used the word “crusade” in the context of the American occupation of Iraq; the man had let his guard slip, in the clash of civilizations. What will these knights do to the Jews– or the Muslims?