The Jerusalem public transportation system has the uneviable reputation of being the object of more suicide bombings and attacks causing countless deaths and injuries than any other public transportation system in the world. There is still intense hostility to Israel by Palestinians but the Israel Police are one of the best trained police forces in the world in that they have managed to control the situation to such an extent that most think the situation has completely changed. Only those who have lived in Jerusalem and experienced the terror of suicide bombings and attacks can really comment of this issue. There were two suicide bombings in the Ben Yehuda Mall a few years ago that killed and injured many. On both occasions this writer changed his mind at the last moment about going there but not for security reasons. Some of us have been blessed with 'Divine Protection' but this is not the basis for designing and managing a new public transportation system in Jerusalem. All security matters have to be examined and considered in full detail. Some of the comments in the Talkbacks are just plain ignorant and stupid but what can one expect from people who neither know the facts nor the issues.
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