Caring for Israel’s minorities: a Jewish imperative
When a Haredi MK speaks Arabic and an Arab MK replies in Yiddish, it underlines the importance of mutual respect, and highlights Jews’ responsibilities as the religious majority in Israel.
Life was good growing up as Jew in Britain. Only the occasional rally by the extreme nationalist parties disturbed our tranquility. These powerless groups were populated by a strange mix of racist thugs and softly-spoken gentlemen. The hooligans with their violence and the politicians with their speeches provided a chilling reminder that despite everything, we were strangers in a strange land.