Essay:anti-Israel bigotry: the Apartheid slur part3

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Authors, historians explain the motive and true cause of the Arab-Israel conflict as pure intolerance (of the "other"),[1] [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] Arab racism and Islamic bigotry, dating the Judeophobia to the founder of the conflict[13] the Mufti Haj amin al-Husseini, known for his open vile sermons, calling [already in the 1920s] to "Kill the Jews wherever they are." And later on A. Hitler's ally (despite the Nazi leader's utter contempt for the Arab race as "monkeys"[14]). [Responsible for having a hand in founding Arab Nazi parties. [15]] That Muslim Judeophobia is not-as is commonly claimed-a reaction to the Mideast conflict but one of its main "root causes." It has been fueling Arab rejection of a Jewish state long before Israel's creation.[16] As a journalist has put it: "Arab racism must go," and that "There will be no peace around here before Arabs view Jews as human beings." [17]

Richard Kraus wrote (in 2003) "The Roots of Anti-Semitism"

It is a matter of basic logic that cause must chronologically precede effect: that which occurs today cannot have been caused by an event that will not occur until tomorrow. Arab anti-Jewish bigotry cannot have been caused by Israeli policies, or even by Zionism more generally, for the simple reason that Arab anti-Jewish bigotry long predates the development of political Zionism.
One of the incidents inspired by this bigotry was the massacre of the Jewish community in Basra in 1776, in what is now southern Iraq. In 1785, Ali Burza Pasha led a pogrom against the Jewish community in what is now Libya, killing hundreds. In the city of Algiers in 1805, several hundred Jews were murdered during what was termed the "Black Sabbath" massacre. Algiers was the site of major anti-Jewish pogroms again in 1815 and 1830. One of the most historically important instances of anti-Jewish violence of the nineteenth century occurred in Damascus, now the capital of Syria, in 1840.
It was the Damascus blood libel in which the Jewish community was falsely accused of ritual murder; several members of the community were arrested and tortured for confessions, during which one of the torture victims died. Subsequently, 60 Jewish children were seized and purposefully starved so as to extract confessions from their parents. This incident was so important because it inspired Moses Hess to write The Revival of Israel: Rome and Jerusalem, which first argued for a restoration of Jewish national self-determination; even more than Theodor Herzl's book The Jewish State, Rome and Jerusalem marked the beginning of modern political Zionism.
It should also be noted that the bloody anti-Jewish pogroms that occurred in the Arab world during this period of time took place against a backdrop of daily, institutionalized oppression. In nineteenth century Europe, Jews were finally being released from the ghettos in which they had been forced to live since the Middle Ages. In Arabic-speaking North Africa, Jews were being herded into ghettos, called mellahin, which were first instituted in Morocco in 1808 before being copied by the other countries.
Of course, anti-Jewish bigotry did not decrease with the advent of the Zionist movement, although it reached a level of truly genocidal viciousness long before the state of Israel was declared in 1948. Anti-semitism thus existed long before there was a refugee problem, and certainly long before the occupation of the territories following the 1967 war. As early as 1921, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, the first leader of the Palestinian national movement (and, incidentally, Yasser Arafat's uncle), incited a pogrom in Jaffa in which 43 Jews were murdered. In 1929, there were further Arab pogroms against the Jewish communities in Jerusalem, Safed, and Hebron in which 133 were killed and 399 were wounded; the survivors of the community in Hebron were forced to flee.
Al-Husseini also helped incite the series of pogroms which lasted from 1936 to 1939, in which hundreds more Jews were killed. Once the Second World War began, al-Husseini, seeing Nazi Germany as a natural ally, traveled to Berlin to meet with Hitler and plan for the extension of the Final Solution to the Jewish community in the mandate. According to the German minutes of the meeting, al-Husseini thanked Hitler "for the sympathy which he had always shown for the Arab and especially Palestinian cause, and to which he had given clear expression in his public speeches. The Arabs were Germany's natural friends because they had the same enemies as had Germany, namely ... the Jews."
In the end, of course, the Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps was defeated by the British at Alamein, and the Holocaust thus did not reach the mandate. The Mufti spent the remainder of the war contributing to Nazi atrocities by recruiting for the SS amongst the Muslim population of the Balkans.
Given the long history of anti-Jewish hatred among Arabs, and anti-Jewish violence by certain Arab segments, it is not surprising that the Arab world reacted violently to the idea of Jewish self-determination. Nor is it all that strange that Azzam Pasha, a secretary of the Arab League, responded to a last-ditch peace effort by the Jewish Agency in 1947 by saying, "The Arab world is not in a compromising mood. It's likely, Mr. Horowitz [one of the Jewish Agency representatives], that your plan is rational and logical, but the fate of nations is not decided by rational logic." Nor is it surprising that, at the beginning of the 1948 war, the same Azzam Pasha declared that "this will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades."
Arab violence against Jews has been going on long before there was an occupation, long before there was a refugee problem -- indeed, long before there was a political Zionist movement. That does not mean it has to go on forever. No one is born a bigot. Indeed, all the Arab dictatorships spend a tremendous amount of effort on propaganda intended to foster and maintain anti-Jewish bigotry. For example, one Palestinian Authority ninth-grade textbook contains the passage, "treachery and disloyalty are character traits of the Jews and therefore one should beware of them." If the Arab governments were to halt this stream of anti-Jewish propaganda, the Arab-Israeli war would end. If Arab society were to undertake a serious moral reckoning with its history, there would be real and enduring peace. As long, however, as the world keeps blaming the victims, this war will not end.

Italian journalist Giulio Meotti: "Arab racism prevents peace." (2012)

Op-ed: Hebron house dispute highlights Arab desire for Middle East free of any Jewish presence
The invisible headlines go beyond the settlers who bought a house near Hebron's Cave of the Patriarchs. The real story is not about home ownership; rather, it's at the very core of the Mideastern conflict.
While Israel is not "Arabrein" (Jewish citizens live with their fellow Arab citizens and neither they nor anyone else suggests they are "an obstacle to peace"), a Nazi-like ideology sees the entire State of Israel as an alien presence among Islamic nations, an undesirable island in an Arab sea that must ultimately be submerged.
[Palestinians deny sale of Machpelah house / Elior Levy
Palestinian family who lived in contested Hebron property says it never sold it to anyone; settlers forged ownership papers ...]
This is the real apartheid, which is supported by the West and which emerges from President Barack Obama's de-legitimization of Jerusalem's post-1967 neighborhoods.
The concept of removing a religious or ethnic community from a certain region brings back the worst memories of World War II, yet has become mainstream when it is applied to a part of the land of Israel. The scandal is epitomized by the fate of the Arabs who sold houses and land to the Jews. By now, dozens of Arabs have been murdered for selling their homes to Jews.
In 1995, the Palestinian Legislative council voted unanimously in favor of the death sentence. The law was endorsed by the PA on the basis of a Jordanian law that had been in effect until the eve of the Six-Day War in 1967. The PA's mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Ikremah Sabri, and the Palestinian chief Islamic judge, Sheikh Tayseer Tamimi, issued religious decrees authorizing the killing of Arabs who sell property to Jews and forbidding Muslims from burying them in Islamic cemeteries.
Not even Nazi Germany in the 1930s knew this level of anti-Jewish pathology.
Textbooks promote racism
In that sense, Hebron is a test: The only Palestinian city with a Jewish presence in its midst. It is a safe bet that the ordinary Israeli population will say that given a choice between a Jewish presence in Hebron and peace, they would, with little hesitation, choose the latter. But all the news from Hebron provide proof that no such choice exists. It's an illusion.
The simple fact is that the Arabs consider everything in and around Hebron, as indeed they do everything in the land of Israel, to be sacred Muslim land. Jews had lived in Hebron as "dhimmis," second-class residents, forbidden to pray in the Cave and humiliatingly confined to the seventh step leading into the building.
In December 2010, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said that "I will never allow a single Israeli to live among us on Palestinian land." Such a state would be the first to prohibit Jews or any other faith since Nazi Germany.
This obsessive logic just drew Abbas to honor with a medal veteran White House Correspondent Helen Thomas, who has provoked a storm in the US after saying the Jews must "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" to Germany or Poland. However, this is racism that goes well beyond the Palestinians.
Laws hampering Jewish life in Arab countries are the customary condition, not the exception. Saudi Arabia doesn't even permit Jewish visitors, let alone Jewish foreign employees. As a matter of policy, the Jordanians do not permit Jews to be domiciled in their country. This racist view, found Arab textbooks and taught in the schools of all Arab nations, is the ultimate bar to real peace in the area, not the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria.

In 1942, the Nazis gathered in a villa outside Berlin and adopted the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question." Back then, anti-Semites wanted to make the world "Judenrein" - Free of Jews. In 2012, anti-Semites want to make the world "Judenstaatrein" - Free of a Jewish state.[19]


On the sheer hypocrisy, the FLAME organization, under "Apartheid in the Arab Middle East" asks: How can the U.N. turn a blind eye to hateful, state-sponsored discrimination against people because of their race, ethnicity, religion and gender?

While apartheid-the legally-sanctioned practice of segregation, denial of civil rights and persecution because of race, ethnicity, religion or gender-has been eliminated in South Africa, where the term originated, it continues to be practiced in many parts of the world, particularly in the Arab Middle East and Iran. Why does the United Nations Human Rights Council continue to attack free, democratic Israel, yet refuse to condemn these true crimes against humanity.[20]

Seraphic Secret wrote on: 'Progressives Copy Arab Muslim Playbook of Lies'

One of the ironclad laws of the Muslim world in relation to Israel/Jews is this simple formulation:
Whatever atrocity the Muslims accuse Israel of committing, is, in fact, being perpetrated by Muslims.
Item: The Muslim world and its enablers on the left accuse Israel of being an apartheid state. Of course over a million Arab Muslim, Christian and Druze are citizens of Israel. There are Arab members of the Knesset and an Arab on the Israeli supreme court. There are Arab officers in the IDF. Israeli society, open and democratic, bears zero relationship to the South African apartheid state to which it is being compared.
In contrast, the Arab Muslim world is effectively an apartheid system. Jews are all but gone from the Arab Muslim world, expelled over the past sixty years, the wealth and property of the 800,000 Arab Jewish refugees stolen or taken in, er, taxes. And now Christians have been targeted for elimination from all Arab Muslim states.
The Palestinian Authority has publicly announced that any future Palestinian State will be judenrein, an apartheid state.
Item: The Arab Muslim world, like clockwork, accuses Israel of perpetrating a holocaust against the Palestinians.
If such a charge were true, the Israelis must be the most inept genociders in the history of the universe. For how is it that Gaza, a terrorist state, and an easy target, has not been flattened by the IAF and turned into a nice big parking lot.
Of course, the Arab Muslims were allies of Hitler in World War II. There were even Muslim SS soldiers. Haj Amin Al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was led, by Heinrich Himmler, on a guided tour of Auschwitz for a first-hand lesson on how to murder Jews on an industrial scale.
The Hamas covenant calls for the annihilation of the Jewish State and the murder of every Jew on the face of the earth.
Which brings us to liberal progressives and their ghoulish charge that a conservative climate of hate is responsible for the Tucson massacre.

The above formulation-in effect, blood libels-applies to liberal progressives, for they have adopted the Arab Muslim tactic of committing acts which they attribute to others.[21]

J. Hanin wrote: "Meet the REAL Apartheid States in the Middle East,"

For years, those protesting Israel have claimed that Israel is an apartheid state. Yet, anyone comparing Israel to its neighbors would walk away shaking their heads. Let's look at the facts so we can put this poppycock to rest.
Israel allows freedom of speech, religion, voting and sexual orientation... It has more college graduates per capita than any country in the Middle East (this is significant since Israel is immediately surrounded by 22 Arab countries that are 640 times bigger than the Jewish State). It produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation: 109 per 10,000 people. Its citizens hold more patents per person than do citizens of any other nation. If you use a computer, cell phone, text messaging or voice mail, you're likely using technology first developed in Israel... Fast forward to Arab countries. Arab countries don't allow freedom of speech, religion, voting & sexual orientation. Saudi Arabia arrests women for driving. Egypt conducts "virginity checks[22] on female protesters." Libya is accused of raping and libeling women.[23] Iran hangs homosexuals[24] on a regular basis and has earned the top slot for world leader in child executions.[25] Afghanistan is known for marrying and beating child brides.[26] Palestinians have assassinated those suspected of helping Israel.[27]
Maps in Arab countries have inevitably omitted Israel off their maps while inciting hatred against Jews and Israelis. The BDS (boycott, divest and sanction) campaign is a result of Palestinian Authority's failed effort to isolate the Jewish State both economically, politically and socially. Mourning Israel's existence via Nakba Day[28] is more of this harnessed incitement.

Israel? Besides making progress, seeking peace and offering a whole host of human rights, it's known and hugely criticized for defending itself and its citizens.[29]
Goal of diverting attention from the real racism, apartheid, practiced by Arab and Muslim worlds
Already in 1987 Y. Z. Blum exposed who and what is behind the "apartheid" campaign:

Most regrettably, many of the countries represented here today, although pretending to be among the most outspoken critics of racism, have cynically exploited that issue to serve their own nefarious partisan objectives, that have nothing whatsoever to do with the eradication of racism. On the contrary, these pretentious critics represent regimes that, themselves, have come to exemplify the worst evils of discrimination, intolerance and oppression. We must never lose sight of the fact that many, if not most, of the states that orchestrate and lead the verbal offensive against Israel, while ostensibly addressing the problem of apartheid, have ruthlessly trampled underfoot their own minorities and have enslaved their peoples under cruel dictatorships. Widespread imprisonment without trial, disappearances of alleged political opponents, degradation and torture, summary executions and wholesale butchery have become their hallmarks.
Among the countries represented on the Special Committee Against Apartheid we note, for example, Syria. The brutal policies of Syria's ruling Alawite minority have claimed thousands of victims and in 1982 culminated in the horrifying massacre of between 10,000 and 25,000 people and the annihilation of whole families at Hama; the orphaning of an estimated 20000 of that town's children, and the widespread devastation of the town's historic quarter. The savage character of the Syrian regime was also pointed out recently in a special report of Amnesty International that described not only the atrocities committed by Syrian forces in Hama, but also cited overwhelming evidence showing that over the years thousands of people have been harassed, arbitrarily arrested, horribly tortured and even summarily executed by Syrian security forces.
Algeria, another member of the special committee, is noted for its oppression of the native Berbers, who are denied the right to separate cultural expression...

Outside the special committee, but very outspoken nevertheless, are such countries as Libya and Iraq. The fanaticism and extremely oppressive character of Libya's regime has become notorious. Indeed, the hysteria that marks the religious intolerance of Libya's dictator has recently reached a higher pitch as Colonel Khaddafi has increasingly taken to openly inciting against people of other faiths, particularly Christians - as, for eaxmple in his speech of 1 September 1983 in the anniversary of his coup. Iraq, too, has become infamous for its own brand of bloody suppression of human liberties and the cruel persecution of its Kurdish and Assyrian minorities.

The author concludes about the Arab goal of diverting attention of the real racism, practiced by Arabs of course, past and present.

In conducting their cynical campaign against Israel in the context of apartheid, Arab states and their allies conveniently manoeuvre attention away from their own central role in the history of racism against black Africans . For centuries, the slave trade in Africa was dominated by Arab traders and in certain Arab countries today slavery still exists.
Arab brutalization of black Africans was recalled in the 17 February 1973 issue of Ghana's Weekly Spectator, which wrote that, during Ghana's struggle for independence , Arab merchants "constituted themselves into a volunteer force and with batons cudgelled down freedom fighters in the streets of Accra in open daylight." Khaddafi's calls for a jihad - a holy war - against Christianity in Africa led the black African Archbishop of Abidjan to raise the question in the Milan newspaper Avenire (19 June 1974) whether this might mean a return to the days when this might mean a return to the days when eighty thousand Africans a year were enslaved by the "Arab colonialists." Arab economic domination led Joseph Nyerere, the brother of Tanzania's president, to write that

. . . Arabs, our former slave masters, are not prepared to abandon the rider-and-horse relationship. We have not forgotten that they used to drive us like herds of cattle and sell us as slaves. (Zambia Daily Mail, 21 June 1974).[30]
M. Steyn exposes the hypocrisy:
As Jonathan Tobin points out, the official goal of the Middle East "peace process" is a "two-state solution", in one of which Muslims live alongside Jews and have voting rights and representation in the legislature, while in the other there are no Jews at all and, as in "moderate" Jordan, to sell your house to a Jew is a crime punishable by death. There goes the neighborhood, right? When the western campus left holds its annual "Israeli Apartheid Week", presumably it's in philosophical support of the notion that you don't need to run an "apartheid" system if you just get rid of everyone who's not like you.[31]
I. Mansdorf
What anti-Israel activists have learned to do is ignore history as well as Arab racism and apartheid, and instead speak to the world in the language of human rights to gain legitimacy for their cause and to strip that legitimacy from Israel. Notwithstanding the hypocrisy and dishonesty of these activists, Israel is now seen by many often naive and uninformed young idealists as an uncaring bully who denies Palestinian Arabs freedom and independence, "rights" that today few disagree with.[32]


There's a great need to dispel clouds of politically charged rhetoric that often causes confusion.

A writer explains how "Israelis aren't 'racist' - they're worried."[33] Yet, Prof. Plaut under title: "The True Face Of Israeli Racism" exposes the Arab racism and anti-Jewish Arab apartheid, so often ignored. Highlighting the sheer contrast between Israeli Jews' acceptance of Arabs VS harsh treatment by Israeli Arabs towards Jews, citing an example of an Arab town "Ibillin" near Haifa:

The Arabs there do not like the idea of their town being polluted by the presence of a Jew. I mean, one Jew and there goes the neighborhood. Arabs who sell property to Jews have similarly been threatened and attacked. And of course the moderates from the Palestinian Authority routinely torture and execute Arabs who sell to Jews.
...the reality is that, by and large, Israeli Arabs can live in just about any Jewish area in the country, while Jews cannot move into any Arab town, village or neighborhood. Jews cannot move into the Arab areas because they will be murdered if they move there. Every Israeli understands these unwritten "rules of the game."
In fact, Jews often risk their lives just passing through Arab areas, as a group of four Jewish Hebrew University students discovered during a recent weekend when they were almost lynched after making a wrong turn into an Arab neighborhood next to the campus.
Arabs from (Arab) Nazareth routinely buy housing in (Jewish) Upper Nazareth, but Jews from Upper Nazareth never purchase property in (Arab) Nazareth, knowing they'd be killed if they did. During the pogroms by Galilee Arabs in the summer of 2000, Arabs invaded Upper Nazareth and attacked Jews there. The Jews of Upper Nazareth did not attack Arabs in Nazareth. So who are the racists there?
More generally, the new party line of the radical Left is that, yes, Arabs must be permitted to live anywhere they want among Israeli Jews, but no, Jews must be prevented from ever moving into areas the Left regards as "Arab" - i.e., places where Jews do not belong. Hebrew University's tenured leftists and their jihadi fellow travelers have been leading the marches in Jerusalem to prevent Jews from moving into neighborhoods inside Jerusalem regarded by the Left as areas where Jews are regarded as "intruders."
Many parts of the Galilee today have Arab majorities. The Jews in Carmiel and Safed, to name but two towns, feel they are under demographic siege. Much of the local opposition to Arabs moving into those towns is based on the fact that violence and hostilities have broken out whenever significant numbers of Arabs moved to neighborhoods there. After all, we are in the middle of a war and the local Arabs, by and large, openly identify with the country's enemies.
The anti-Israel Left sees "racism" in calls to restrict Arabs moving into the Jewish towns of the Galilee, but has never expressed an iota of criticism about the violent threats that prevent Jews from moving into Arab areas. Those folks have had nothing to say about the plight of young Halevi. That's not racism, you see.
The Left also is completely silent about the violent attacks by Arabs against right-wing Jewish protesters who hold marches in some Arab towns, like Umm al-Fahm, the seat of the Israeli Arab pro-jihad Islamofascist movement (a movement that openly identifies with the Hamas). After all, those Jewish marchers are violating the anti-Jewish sensitivities of the local Arabs...
It is true that threats against Jews, which effectively prevent Jews from living in Arab areas in the Galilee and Negev and elsewhere, are not formal and officially proclaimed. Nevertheless, everyone in the country understands the threats of violence that operate against Jews seeking to live in Arab areas.

Again, the leftist knee-jerk response to Jewish "invasions" of areas where "Jews do not belong" has been to demand that the Jews be evicted. Arabs routinely move into many Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa and there have been virtually no incidents of violence against them. Meanwhile the Left keeps insisting that any peace deal with the Palestinian Authority must involve the complete eviction of all Jews living in the West Bank. Arabs will be free to live in Israel after any such "peace deal," but Jews must be prohibited from living in what could become "Palestinian areas."

Thus, the Prof. asks: "So who are the real racists? Where is the real apartheid?"[34]

S. J. Frantzman in an article: "Racism: The reality whose name we do not speak," laments how Arab racism against Jews inside Israel is ignored or simply defined by a "politically correctness of a: "resistance," "authentic," "spontaneous," "hooliganism" or "nationalism.", citing his own testimony of Arabs' attacks on innocent Jews passing by.

I was witness to the "hooliganism." Walking to a bus stop across from the Hebrew University, I saw four Arab youths walking in the middle of the street. Every time a car driven by Jews passed, they would jump in front of it, make menacing gestures, laugh and then let it pass. The same day a 57-year-old Jew was stabbed in the Old City by two 20-year-old Arabs who, according to police, went there to stab a Jew.
In mid-October in the village of Deir al-Assad in the Galilee, a Jewish woman on leave from the IDF drove into the neighborhood with her Jewish friends looking for a bakery. She was immediately sexually harassed – what the police described as "teased" – by young Arab men. While attempting to leave, a stone was thrown through the car window, fracturing her skull. The police subsequently arrested an Arab man "on suspicion that the [he] was driving the car at the time of the incident and was involved in the assault."
The police concluded that "there is no evidence indicating the assault was motivated by anything other than hooliganism." The mayor of the village condemned the attack "and underscored the good relations between" its residents and the Jews in nearby Karmiel.
Of course it's not the only story in the news regarding hooliganism and racism. On October 8 Arab children gathered in Silwan for what had become a daily event. Lookouts were posted to watch for cars driven by Jews. When they arrived, the children threw stones at them. On that day, for some reason, a number of cameramen were invited to watch the ritual and good footage resulted. An accident resulted in which a Jewish driver, David Be'eri, struck two of the children.
Of course this rock throwing takes place against a backdrop of tensions in east Jerusalem between Jews wishing to live there and Arabs who see their neighborhoods as being invaded by settlers. The "hooliganism" is a daily occurrence, whether it's in the Negev or Route 65 that runs through Umm el-Fahm.
In Jerusalem the Jewish victim of the stoning is called a "settler."
But what is more interesting is a third term that crops up from time to time: "nationalist motives." In 2007 French-Jewish immigrant Julian Soufir "decided to murder an Arab."
He lured taxi driver Taysir Karaki to his apartment in Tel Aviv, slit his throat and left his body in the apartment.
The head of the Yarkon District police investigation unit "suspected that there was a nationalistic motive behind the murder."
MK Ahmed Tibi noted that an "atmosphere of incitement, hatred of Arabs and escalating racism in the country are fertile soil for this crime."
On August 15, 2009, six Arab men from Jaljulya and their Jewish girlfriends, one of whom was a soldier and another a minor from Petah Tikva, went to Tel Baruch beach, north of Tel Aviv. Arik Karp, his wife and daughter were out for a stroll. One of the Arabs harassed them, "baiting them by asking the father to fix him up with one of the women."
Then two others came and assaulted the Jewish women, who managed to escape. The Arabs then beat Arik Karp, whose dead body was found later on the beach, purchased more alcohol and went to a forest where they lit a fire and danced through the night. The case against them is ongoing more than a year later.
There was no outcry about racism in the Karp murder.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu condemned what he called "domestic terrorism."
In the end it is all semantics. There are no "nationalist" motives. There is no "hooliganism."
There is only racism.
The one deciding factor in each case was race.
Had Arik Karp been Khalid Musa or Taysir Karaki been Ben Cohen they would be alive today, and had David Be'eri or the Jews from Karmiel been Arabs entering an Arab neighborhood no one would have harassed them. In many communities here the evils of the American Old South are alive and well, and the police seem to distort the nature of the crimes in the name of "quiet."
Tibi is right, there is escalating murderous racism, and a lot of it is in his own community.
Until we address the truth rather than covering it over with semantics and "coexistence" initiatives, the racism will only grow. Those who put themselves in charge of talking about racism rarely witness its manifestations, and those who know it firsthand will never accept the pie-in-the-sky slogans about ending it.
Is there one positive note to this whole story? When the Arab youths on Mount Scopus were harassing Jewish drivers, they were approached by a woman who shouted at them that they should be ashamed: "You are the reason people say terrible things about Arabs!" The woman was Arab.




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