No reference from the mayor to Safed's past as a majority Arab town. No condemnatiion of racism. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael UK
    • 04.11.10 | 10:20 (IST)

    The mayor is not going to stop the spread of racism in his city with comments like these here. it's fine to condemn both sides, because no doubt there is some blame on both sides. Instead the mayor here basically entirely blames the Arabs. There is no condemnation of racist gangs chanting that Jews have souls but Arabs are sons of bitches. There is no condemnation of the campaign to prevent renting to Arabs. Even the Safed rabbis get let off 'I doubt there is a direct connection between the statements by the city's chief rabbi and recent events.' No connection?! You're kidding me, right?!

    from the article: Safed, a model for coexistence or sectarian tinderbox?
    First published 02:45 04.11.10 | Last updated 02:45 04.11.10
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