The Western Wall, or Kotel, in the Old City of Jerusalem has figured prominently in the Jewish consciousness for centuries. Generations dreamed of appearing before the old stone wall, even just once. Now, the Wall is active 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and the cracks between the rectangular stones are crammed with paper. www.facetozion.com
Zeibeks were guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire, mainly near the city of Smyrna (now Izmir), from late 17th to early 20th centuries, generally of Turkic Yörük origins. . They fought against the Greek invasion of Western Anatolia during the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922.