so it doesn’t work.
the Paris consulate no.
the Marseille consulate no.
Zajel said up front that they would not be able to help. FFIPP confirmed that they were aware of the situation but never followed up.
Friends no
Couchsurfers no
the only thing that i didn’t do was go to the local synagogue. but who’d have the guts to go begging people they don’t know, especially when it’s such a weird request? i know i don’t. although the people on couchsurfing that i asked were basically strangers as well, they belong to a certain kind. well, they’re not humans. who would be stupid enough to put up stranger and treat them like old time friends? oh, maybe they’re humans, and they’re among the best.
to Israel/Palestine, all i can say is maybe another time.