the "racist" thing is a red herring. As a mayor of all the citizens of the town, Shimon is hardly that. We pay taxes that are at the level of any medium sized city in Gush Dan, and enjoy a quality of life much better than the Center of the Country. Under Gapsu, the town works, for Arabs and Jews. That does not mean we have our issues, but after over fifty years of Jews and Arabs living together as neighbors, benefiting from municipal services at a level that is often better than towns that pride themselves upon not having "a minority", the "Palestinian" thing, here, at least, is for people who are caught in mire of their misconceptions.
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from the article: MKs slam 'racist' Upper Nazareth mayor