Analysis / A lynch could happen in the bubble of Tel Aviv
After a gang of Jewish teens brutally attacked a trio of Palestinians in the heart of Jerusalem, Israelis – Tel Avivians especially – were quick to distance themselves from the mob. What they don't realize is we are all part of the mob.
It is easy for Tel Avivians to file the attempted lynch in Zion Square, in which dozens of Jewish youths attacked three Palestinians in broad daylight, almost killing one, under the category of “that will never happen here." That filing tag has become worn out from overuse, but it is still there, trying to do its job. And what is its job? Autosuggestion.