Sunday, February 15, 2009
Together, Pulling Apart
Yossi Klein Halevi explores the relations between Jews and Arabs in Acre -- a city north of Haifa which has significant Jewish and Arab population (in fact, many of the Jews hail from Arab or central Asian nations). Particularly intriguing is the friendship between the local heads of the Jewish nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu and the Islamic movement. Another data point for how the extremes always seem to meet at the edges -- you saw it with Marcus Garvey and the KKK as well. Anyway, the whole piece is interesting if, as usual, depressing.