Failing to Condemn Racism in Abu Gosh

In Israel, opposition to racism is likely to be interpreted as supporting the left, and in their silence, members of centrist and right-wing parties show us they are more afraid being called a leftist than a racist.

The first to arrive in Abu Gosh, after dozens of cars in the village were destroyed and walls of homes were sprayed with racist graffiti, was Shas MK Aryeh Deri. Conspicuously absent among the photos of Deri, now serving in the opposition, were senior...