Mark, what is this hope you are talking about? Do you know what this gentleman who happens to live 15 kms from is all about? No, you do not. when things are quiet is anyone stopping Israel's Moslems from visiting and praying at Al Aqsa Mosque? No! Have you seen what the Northern League has done to the Arab towns they control? No! This guy runs Um al Fahm, his gangs have taken what was once a liberal Arab town, & all but shut it down. Culture has left , they are closed down and not allowed to operate. Other than the art gallery financed by Yoko Ono, there is zilch. As for the gallery it is allowed to keep running for hasbara reasons, and it is also run by the brother of Salah, a family thing. Salah is a Moslem chauvanist, a pure fundamentalist and Moslem supremacist. What I do not get Mark is how you spout liberal ideas and progressive ideals, yet always find the time to apoligize for those you should detest.
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