Cosmos is the place to be in Bethlehem
, especially if you're a tacky European Jewhater who's working for international organizations. I wonder how long Hamas will let the disco operate.
The first customers come at about 23:30 P.M. The group consists of locals and a few foreigners - employees from foreign embassies in Jerusalem and international organizations. The cover fee is only NIS 30.
Peter sees that things are a little slow and takes to the booth. The song "Big in Japan" brings Mariana and Giorgia, both Italian, to the floor. They are joined by Eric, a Finn who lives in Beit Hanina. This is not his first time here. For Eric, the big advantage of Cosmos over the Jerusalem clubs is, "There aren't any Jews here, but don't write that. I'm kidding, I don't have a problem with Jews, only with Israelis." Giorgia also says she prefers Cosmos, and would not want to go out in Tel Aviv because she's not interested in Israelis.