With all of the bad publicity that Israel has received lately, starting with the announcement of new construction while Vice President Biden was in town, Dubai, and culminating with the Gaza flotilla debacle, is this necessary? Now? How many times do you need to shoot yourself in the foot? And for what? To construct a tourist center? So you're going to displace families from their homes for a tourist center? Why is this necessary? Is there no place else to build this tourist center which if you build it here on Arab homes will probably be boycotted? Tell us, how much compensation are you going to pay to those whom you displace?
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
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