In the Heart of the Galilee, a Tale of Love, Racism and Burnt Cars

Until last week's 'price tag' incident, villagers in Akbara had not felt the effect of rising racism in neighboring Safed. But vandalism and graffiti saying 'don't touch our girls' was a stinging reminder Israel in 2013.

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Ala’s VW Polo, Jalal’s Peugeot, Jihad’s Renault-Kangoo and the neighbor’s Mazda - all went up in smoke. A Molotov cocktail on every parked car, plus a slogan scrawled in Hebrew on the stone wall outside one of...