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  •  Here is the bet with you (11+ / 0-)

    the more Arabs participate in these protests, the fewer every day normal, decent, leftwing, Jewish Israelis will participate, and the fewer Jews who participate, the fewer the Arabs who will participate.

    That will keep on going till the only Arabs and Jews who are participating in joint protests are the Arabs and Jews who for decades have organized jointly in Israel. There is a sizable group of these, but they have been very ineffective over the decades.

    I'm not saying this is what I'm hoping for, on the contrary, I hope that Israel's Arabs and Israel's Jews  become indistinguishable, legally, socially, and politically. I genuinely hope for an Israel that is without any hint of sectarianism.

    I'm also not saying this as a reflection of the natures of the two communities. It is simply a reflection of the political structure of Israel's multifaceted institutions; which has insisted on the almost total separation of these two communities residentially and culturally.

    I hope that I'm very wrong and that this turns into the civil rights movement that we have always dreamt of.  One which changes the nature of Israel forever.

    •  I'm not a betting man. (1+ / 0-)
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      Time will tell as to what the fate of these protests are, particularly in the worsening security environment.

      I'm "THE" Troubadour," and not "Troubadour" without the article. We're different people here at DK :)

      by David Harris Gershon on Mon Aug 22, 2011 at 05:25:53 AM PDT

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