Don Green's decision to hold his checkbook over the head of Nazereth Ilit's racist mayor Shimon Gapzo is a trailblazing step for American Jewish philanthropists, who too-often check their values at the door when it comes to support in and for Israel. Many civil society organizations have spoken out against Gapzo's unwillingness to provide equal educational services to his town's Arab citizens, and against his crass and vulgar anti-Arab expressions. But maybe Mr. Green's act will let the voters of Nazareth Ilit know that there are real consequences to their elected leader's racism. Kol hakavod Don Green!
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