When I was in Israel, I saw the Israeli soldiers everywhere. They were armed and watchful. They smiled at you. They were kind and helpful. In Jerusalem, one of them wanted his picture taken with me. Got it!
In Bethlehem (Palestinian territory) the soldiers were rude, never looked you in the eye. Held their guns at all times and looked pretty dangerous. They weren’t friendly, although the tourists were going there again and would be spending lots of money which would help their economy. They seemed pretty unhappy too.
Someday I’ll post the pic of me and the Israeli soldier. No, really! He asked me for the picture!