MANDATORY MILITARY SERVICE, GAY RIGHTS, AND MORE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (short doc)
Years. Ago I am, solar traveling my way through Israel and Palestine and that was very difficult to explain to immigration and customs so you're travelling alone yes with no real connection to this land correct and you're not Jewish right, and you don't know anybody here do. People. I've met in the club count, okay so I've met a few Israelis in my life and a lot of them happen to be in the club they were all super cool super, curious super, open-minded. Super. Sexy. And you know that's reason enough for me to want to go visit a country though curious, open-minded, cool part not the sexy part although that does happen. Look. I understand, that this part of the world is superheated. There's a lot of tension conflict, controversy, who's, right who's wrong I. Plan. On getting to that in another video check the description box or maybe in the Carter here let me say this I want to visit every country in the world regardless of what the government does I want to see for myself also I know that the government doesn't always reflect its people doesn't always represent, its people the United States for example but that still doesn't mean that if you go to the United States you're just going to meet horrible people no what we're gonna get to that right. Now Tel, Aviv. Walking. Shot oh. No. I'm just getting a walking shot don't worry about me. Why. Did I just say no. This. Is too big for me I think but I let. Me try. How. Much is it though, wait. That sounds like a lot. Not. Yet. But. A thousand, shekels that's a lot wrong, but how much bullets. I want to try the price, this, oh, you. Okay. Do you have up okay. He just walked oh I, like these. Okay. The. Price is 100. No. You said 100 over there, lucky. For, you 100 SEK yeah give me have that fifty hundred fifty shake it no you, said 100. Okay. Give me under 20. Anybody. Want a wallet geez I don't have the best place we throw around Jesus. You. Guys are like my favorite youtubers. I love. Your channel so much. That's. So sweet of you thank you fishermen vitrified came, with the community, monarchy my venison be available, as no primo is available. Per visitor. So. It's sort of this thing when people recognize me or Joe I asked, to take a picture with them so that when I have down when this I can just look and be like. Yeah, maybe a vegetarian but I'm not a cat guy so I'm gonna go this, way. Just, like that it's already nighttime dang, it again it's partly my fault because I woke a bit. I. Unlocked, my phone to see what time it was the. Alarm screen was up all a to do was clicks a missed, my two tours but you know what that's the thing about these Middle Eastern cultures because they all take their time in the morning and then the real cities come alive at night at. Least that's what I tell myself so earlier today I went to this cafe called cafe pool I went because I wanted to get so shakshuka. Is. There any space for wanted, to borrow me me. I. Didn't, have shakshuka, so. Then I try to get sackcloth which, is like an eggnog II kind of drink in the Middle East they don't serve that till after 6:00. Now. That it's after 6:00 let's, go try to fire some Saha. Take, a left here take, the next right when, you hit Domino's. Pizza and they'll be like a Boulevard. On your left here is a place called Columbia they, have. Weight. You put that in there okay. Let's try it let's do it. No. I'm never never busy I, stopped it tried it yet. I'll. Get there it, just doesn't look the.
Most Appetizing. Yeah. I have a YouTube channel. To. Subscribe you. Guess. What. Show oh man, so do you really drink this or not. Oh you eat it you don't drink it no. Ok. I'll try. Oh yeah. This. Is great what, is it made out of this. Is new. :. Flow. Yes. My. Plugin, also. Like. Oatmeal, this. Is the, whole place is based on melody. Like. You. Know this is the cold version of this are, you doing I'm, good ugly. Nice to meet you Draiman. Yeah. Really. Yeah. It's the usual game of phosphorus, between conflicting campus they are on enmity, with each other yeah, they will put the stamp on top of the stamp of someone else of the reason. I, don't. Know, how to people. Here, we go. What. Else do you guys do intelligent here here where do you carry now then the beast market, now, I haven't been. I listen, to you can I'm just kidding. I. Always. Say that somebody who moves to a city probably knows it better than a local. And. That's the case yeah how do we say goodbye, and. Let, out a. Drought. Tada. Tada. Later. Out. There. Are such good people all, around, the world. It's. New Years and I know it didn't seem like it because it. Shouldn't. Cuz this is Israel and, they work on the Jewish calendar like a Hebrew calendar it's actually year. 5775. I'm. Back here in 2019, but the other way I, didn't want to say though. So. They. Have this famous drink here in the Middle East called anak it's a liqueur like I nice so. Basically it tastes like black licorice which, is not. My favorite thing so I didn't. Go with the Atok and I got some vodka cranberry, and said hey. Prices. Here in Israel are on par with the United States so you got to do whatever you can to get, on a level before you get there. You. Already feel like you're back in Europe. I. Just. Ain't bitterly gave me the chills. Dang. It I got cranberry, shirt. Going. So hard for. No reason. There. Is some reason is 2019, don't we celebrating, life the, year that we just lived whether, it was good or bad we can learn from it move forward it's 2019, it's going to be even better year less here. I. Said. I'm not here to see in the world from my own self I'm not gonna let anything else's opinions, affect, mine. Exactly. Like if you wanted me to avoid, every. Country with conflict or controversy, then like I can't. Even go back to my home country. He's. Not wrong. Okay. She. Hung up on me okay I'm going to the bar just. Find a girlfriend. Okay. You're. Crazy famous and I'm super lucky to meet you this is the the, worst party, and look around. 1.1. Million. So. We all know how Tel Aviv is one of the gate capitals of the world right, I've been dying every day bar, Club, by now all the name of research. I'm. Just doing my research okay if you are coming specifically. To see the gay culture in the Middle East I recommend. You probably come during pride because what you'll find here it's, probably more or less the same scene you would find in Paris or or New York it's not like it's lively you're crazier, it's not like they're block, parties, with shirtless men or or lesbian. Bars that are open all night tell you just gets its reputation for being accepting, because it's one of the only places in the Middle East where, LGBT individuals. Feel comfortable. It's a safe haven over here this place is beautiful, I'm. Hearing. Gaff oh yeah. Foe or Jaffa so crazy though. So. All these white cars are their taxis, and you can download the apps like get or yang, go, I swear though I booked this little beach house the one week, it decides for brain in Israel. Remember, those two tourists that I missed because I overslept right I reached out to one of them it was like a streetwise Hebrew, to learn other, than gwizdo --xe behind everything, here's the thing when you're on the ground and if you don't speak Hebrew you're probably missing, 80%. Of what's happening, on the on the wall on the menus on the street signs kind of missing the culture, itself so I wanted to take that tour the dude was in Shanghai he was shutting up and going but he did put me in contact with Tel Aviv alternative. To Tel Aviv walking, tours imagine, I kept the name okay they also weren't running tours today but they were super nice and they sent me a self-guided, freaking, walking, tour that, has descriptions, of all the street art and so now I'm out here walking let's go see some art. That. Person's always mean - I don't do group chats. She, was ugly tower behind me it is a prime example of, gentrification and, expansion, happening in Tel Aviv which explains why I just had a really nice cup of coffee around the block the tower was subject to a range of criticism, it was thought that it would hurt the character of the neighborhood which is composed of small alleys villas and houses, like this is what the neighborhood looks like so when you have just a high-rise that pops up out of nowhere you're kind of like so.
Is It good because we're seeing the growth and development of Tel Aviv or is it bad because it's then pushing the, residents out and then calling the neighborhood cool the, answer there. Isn't one. But. There's a lot of construction happening. Here's. My thing street art so important, it's the most direct, to source straight. To consumer, way of learning about a place because it's not like the government is paying. These. People to put up messages, they're. Paying a Tourism, Board to promote a certain message this is the best way to learn about the. People living here and what, they think about the situation and I've seen this so far. Okay. I want. To believe that one day the world will become better so, without israel's. Indigenous, vote don't, kill. Stay strong kids you'll be out soon I have an idea of who they could be talking about if, you are coming here please take the Hebrew streetwise, tour cuz I'm sure I'm sure I'm missing 85%. Because I don't speak Hebrew I'm missing the most pure wording, you, know you can ever express yourself like you can in your native language what. Do you love about tel-aviv. Okay. To be like it's weird as you want you know because it's not like the rest of Israel. How. There's. So much freedom and gayness. In. Other cities it's not as accepted, right it's. Like way scarier to, be gay in other cities like here as well like it's not that safe you know I went with my girlfriends. And like they, have their hand and then this guy and, this woman were like dude it's disgusting, man what, do you say to them. Go. To the army the military. And I will go next there how, do you feel about that do you want to go do you not want to go. Okay. I think that. There's some good in it that it's like, commendatory, yeah that you have to go but like also, I don't like how many. Times it makes us all and like I don't like the occupation, and all that like I'm really against that and I want yeah, I want my country to make better. That's sweet now I'm sure a lot of people that makes a lot of people happy or do a lot of people share that view. You. Want Israel to do good yeah, yeah. Of course I think so I think all the people sharing that view look, like we're all I feel like there's lots of desperation. And something like everyone is just so exhausted, from the whole thing they. Don't trust anyone, and we don't like talk about everything and another thing is that I don't even speak their language like I don't speak Arabic and that's crazy like, a leave 15, minutes from my kasidiaris everyone, speaks Arabic yeah I don't know no misunderstandings. Just, based on the language itself oh well, thank you this, is my smoothie, I'm obsessed with these I was, getting this smoothie and then she stopped me and I wanted to talk to her I feel. Like there's so many people like you I keep meeting them you're, the kind of person that I would meet abroad that made me want to come here I kept. Meeting like these cool open-minded. Curious, like progressive, people and that made me want to come here and then Here. I am with my smoothie. I nee, medibang, litt English. These. Mangoes. Could. I get some mangoes. No. No not not a lot not a lot. I'm. On, a diet yes I. Just. Had shakshuka all right I just, ate shakshuka. Are. These half, yes, there's, a half cent yes yes why, do you have a cent. Shake. It but, what. Things. Cost half a shekel. Here. From Los Angeles I have one more day in Tel Aviv until, I go to Jerusalem, what. Else should I do. Jaffa. Shakshuka the. Markets, a beach drinking. But, I've been drinking this whole trip but no Arak, I haven't tried a rock yet you, sure you. Have some yeah, get a bottle and go home and get drunk. Thank. You see. You in Los Angeles.
This. Was, a dollar 87, this at Trader Joe's would, be three, dollars and 87 okay so they have these kiosks all around Tel Aviv where they sell fruits and shakes let's go get one. Any meta bear Anglet. It's. Okay what does all this say, are these the special deals that I'll never know about. Yeah. This. Is a dollar sixty what do you know I made it to another markets, now we're at Carmel market I wasn't, even planning to do this and I was walking to Bauhaus, architecture centre, aka. The white city after, World, War Two the lot of Jews moved here and they, brought along with them style of architecture that, was famous in Germany yeah, no I'm trying to find it but I still stumbled, upon this I, don't. Think I have it in me. What's, your name, where. Do you hang out in Tel Aviv. Wait. Removing tables. Too bad tonight's my last night. Yeah. I've. Been here for five days. Thank, You. Say. Thank you if I'm thanking a woman which. Version, do I use do you I use the man because I'm a man or the woman because she's a woman. Everyone. In Europe does it this way you roll your own cigarettes, or whatever yeah, in the States nobody, does that. Okay. What were you saying first about the military. You're. A girl, probably you're trying, to get wasted -. Aaron is relevant, should be coming to mother and, fame. Or bigger, salary. What. Do you what do you think about that. Yeah. Do you think, yeah the youth is more accepting, and more tolerant. And just more open. My. Friends, friends. He found out about it through another friend. That's, how you do it man. Dear. Israel, you. Are. Interesting. No, no you are interesting, for. Reasons other than politics, you're a holy land and I. Thank God for all these cuties, and. Look I've drank, your SOT love and I've eaten, your shakshuka. Man. That sounds kind of gross well. I mean I did have that one guy over from our off the gay app here you know what nevermind I think I also managed to come to Israel the one week it decided to reign which then, stressed, me out having, to film an entire video in a day and a half or something I loved about being in a country where I can't even read a freaking, menu or the street, sign yeah you definitely feel like you're in a foreign place I mean if you think about it if you go to Germany you don't speak German, you, can still figure out what the signs say if you go to Israel and you don't speak Hebrew, the. Street signs just, look like hieroglyphics, anyways. So. The, markets didn't really rub me the right way although I am wearing some jeans from the jaffa market right now and no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't get down the conversion, rate between the shekel and the dollar you know what I had a great time in Tel Aviv I'm gonna look out onto this beach and enjoy. My last few moments here I'm on my way to Jerusalem, in the West Bank those videos are gonna have even more to cover. They. Might be even longer by the way I wonder if our YouTube audience will, like these longer videos guess. We'll see in, any case I had a good time I have three tinder dates going to the same bar but that doesn't mean that I'm gonna talk to any of them damn. Georgia had to be expanding as a ranking see new countries and China mention new cultures had to go to Shanghai I. Supported. This is the first time since I arrived misery, where, I've seen the Sun. There. Is a God dangit. I can't make those jokes here, you're, doing a vlog in Tel, Aviv yeah but it hasn't been exciting. Yet no. I mean generally, no no the mother vlog hasn't been exciting there Tel Aviv has been exciting but I haven't been perhaps frugal. Used. To be exactly, it's the lighting blame it on the lighting I won't. Put your faces in it so. All the best oh they take you there's, something specific about their look here, in Israel that, I'm like. Beautiful. Let's, go see. I gotta go this way wait, I gotta grab the camera first okay.