Israeli tourists in Kashmir
Fatalism prevails travel advisories as Israeli tourists make their way to Kashmir. And Kashmir’s traditional tolerance is helping the two communities see each other in a different light. While some shopkeepers put up Hebrew signboards, the Israelis are surprised that not all Muslims are hostile.
“Kashmir is an amazing place and so are its people. They are Muslims but not hostile to us,” said Rita Katzir, a 28-year-old computer software engineer from Israel.
“Now, violence can touch you anywhere, in any part of world. I can die anywhere — in Washington, in Jerusalem, here in Srinagar or in Tel Aviv or any other city.
“Death is destiny.” [IE]