Thursday, November 01, 2007

Druze Riot; Police Fire; Everyone's Worried

If you treat people like shit, they won't like you.

If you treat a whole community as second class citizens, they will cease to be hyper loyal.

What's the mystery? Maybe, if Druze had the same economic opportunities as Jews, or if their villages received the same state support (water, electricity, roads) as Jewish towns, none of this would have happened.

The Druze are right too, when they say the police would never have used live ammo with Jewish rioters. (Just look at how violent, Ultra-Orthodox protests are handled.)

It seems that Israeli Jewish society is doing everything it can to fulfill the long held slogan "ha'olam kulo negdaynu" (the whole world is against us.) Well, as Herzel once said "im tirtzu eyn zo aggadah" - v ha meyvin yevin

Read the sad background story at the JTA.

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