David Felber was out of breath when he met up with us at the Pigsat Ze'ev Light Rail station in East Jerusalem.
"We missed the 8 o'clock train," he panted. He didn't want to miss the 8:05.
The 53-year-old was on his way to work at the Ministry of Education in West Jerusalem.
We stepped on board to glimpse how the battle for land touches so much in this region, including Felber's commute.
Jerusalem's light rail system connects the two halves of a divided city. Israel captured East Jerusalem in the Six-Day War against Arab nations almost half a century ago.