In Wake of Fire, Haifa's Famous Jewish-Arab Coexistence Threatens to Go Up in Smoke

A senior firefighter says local Arab politicians 'set fires in the morning and come to be interviewed at night'; Mohammed, a paramedic, says that while saving people from the flames, he doesn't think about accusations being made against Arabs.

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Everyone on the train to Haifa late last week was talking about the fire. I couldn’t see the flames, but as we approached the city I could smell burning plastic. One young soldier decided he was Rambo and...