The End of the Era of Concealed Racism

When Upper Nazareth Mayor Shimon Gafsou says he wants to 'preserve the Jewish character of the city,' it's a sign that racist statements are no longer taboo. Whoever provides a school for Moshe but denies it to Omar must suffer the consequences.

All Upper Nazareth Mayor Shimon Gafsou wants to do is to “preserve the Jewish character of the city,” at least according to what he writes on the city’s website. What’s wrong with Jewish character? David Ben-Gurion, in his time, fought for Jewish character, and today Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is so keen on this issue that he won’t even accept peace unless it comes well-wrapped in Jewish...