The Venice community commemorates the 500th anniversary of the world’s first ghetto with events that include the U.S. Supreme Court justice in a production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice.’13:06 08.02.16 | 1 comments
In such national disputes, one would expect the Arabs to launch vastly exaggerated claims, such as intentional massacre, bloodbath, etc. But what do we see here? MK Zoabi asks reasonable questions: why the soldiers had been ordered to confiscate reporters' cameras, why the secrecy about the dead, why opposition to an impartial probe. All these could have been asked by a loyal Israeli who cares about the country, although does not identify national interests with government policy. On the other side of the divide stands MK Regev and she "answers": "Go to Gaza, you traitor." I would have picked Regrev to represent the "Arab" in the dispute, and I would not have been very wrong. Regev comes from a Moroccan family, that is, she grew up in Arab culture and still behaves like one. Moroccans especially are known to be extremely emotional. This is not a good qualification for rational discussion, but she can certainly serve as a "bridge" to the emotional Middle East.