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    • observer
    • 25.08.10 | 15:01 (IDT)

    The purpose of the light rail is to flood the city with secular people who work in Tel Aviv, to counteract the influence of the religious sector that dominates huge swathes of the city. The rail will however only succeed if it carries sufficient passengers. The religious have a vested interest in it never succeeding, so the best thing for the religious community would be not to have separate seating, that way, no one will use it. Bingo! A huge customer base disappears immediately, and the railway cannot sustain its running costs. Not that such a triviality will close it down, but it will be permitted to run itself into the ground and then all those hopefuls that migrated to the cooler climate will be stuck in their expensive apartments without transport to work. Result: a mass exodus and more housing for rich religious families.

    from the article: The religious coercion train
    First published 01:51 25.08.10 | Last updated 01:51 25.08.10
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