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Coexistence

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Join Tag Meir – Light a Candle for Coexistence

This week there will be much lighting of candles around the world. Jews will begin lighting Chanukah candles on Tuesday at sundown, and will continue for 8 days. In many parts of the world candles are also intimately associated with Christmas, coming as it does, at least in the Northern hemisphere, at the darkest time of the … Continue reading

Coexistence Training

Today I tried out two new forms of transport in Jerusalem. One is indeed new to the city – Jerusalem’s new light railway, which opened to the public ten days ago, after years of controversy and seemingly endless delays, and any number of questions about its positive or negative effect on Jerusalem transport and commerce. … Continue reading

What are the limits to civil disobedience?

I have been thinking this week about civil disobedience. When is civil disobedience morally justifiable? What are the limits? When is it an effective form of protest? A number of examples from the last week or so may help to demonstrate my confusion. Let’s start in Saudia Arabia and the women drivers’ protest: to me … Continue reading

Unrecognized Bedouin Villages

There are two articles about the situation of the Bedouin in today’s Hebrew Haaretz (unfortunately only one made it into the English version). Moshe Arens, whilst acknowledging the urgency of the problem and the lack of any integrated government policy directed at addressing it, seems to suggest that the solution lies with the army: by enlisting Bedouin boys more … Continue reading

Nazareth is just an example: Integration or Separate but Equal?

The Mayor of Upper Nazareth, Shimon Gapso, apparently claims that his remarks as reported by a local Arab paper were ‘taken out of context.’ He was quoted as saying that if he’d been in charge during the October 2000 clashes, more Arab citizens would have been killed, that Upper Nazareth would never become a mixed … Continue reading