This past Shabbat my family was invited once again to a Friday night dinner with close friends of ours, but of opposing political views with regards to Israel's situation. As usual I'm always on the defense. Then I asked the grandfather, a former Palmach officer who became more observant over the years, about the Orthodox community's behaviour during the war of independence 1948 in Jerusalem. And he admitted, yes they threw stones on us when we had to break the Sabbath by replacing the guarding soldiers on Mount Scopus and conceeded their folly. However, he feels the Orthodox community is getting better in accepting differences. We hope so.
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