chapter  9
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Exit From the Scene: Refl ections on the Public Space of the Palestinians in Israel

After graduating from high school I started my studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Haifa for me was just a station on my long journey from my northern village of `Aylabun to Jerusalem. Haifa was a normal place with normal shops; a familiar place. I used to take the direct bus from Haifa to Jerusalem, which was bus number 947. The bus drives via the seashore, then it takes a left near Hertzelia directly to Jerusalem. There are no stops along the road. It is as if Jerusalem is choosing you, and not that you are choosing (Jerusalem).