State says nobody has a right to sell the drafts on the open market for a profit, as this infringes on the state's right to keep an asset 'of deep symbolic significance' that belongs to the state and the public.01:40 27.11.15 | 0 comments
Having been in the Tel Rumeida area of Hebron, I had the experience of seeing and meeting the worst face of the settlers. Their children talk of driving Arabs out of the West Bank to Jordan while throwing stones at Arab girls on their way to school. Acceptance of diversity, whether Arabs or non-conforming Jews, is essential in a democratic state. If Israel cannot control and direct the Jewish zealots to accept diversity and equality, there is no meaning in having a Jewish nation-state. Our heritage is too significant to sacrifice for a nationalism of intolerance.