6 thoughts on “Israel’s Beast of Burden – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. I sympathize with the Ethiopians, but you take the photo out of context.
    This very large demonstration went on for some time without incident. The police didn’t engage the demonstrators even after they left their designated route and blocked the Ayalon Highway, a no-no.
    Only after the demonstration moved to Rabin Square and became violent, did the police crackdown.

    1. Photos are always “out of context.” They have symbolic meaning nonetheless. When was the last time a skunk cannon was used on a Tel Aviv protest, violent or not?

      Once the racist monster comes to life, there is nothing it won’t devour. The image appears to be history-book-ready, doesn’t it? Perhaps in the chapter “The Rise and Fall of Zionism.”

  2. Fact check, Mr. Silverstein.

    The mosque, which was built in 1907, was not for Beduin worshipers, but a symbol of Ottoman power, and was used by local residents of the town. When the town was conquered in 1948 by Jewish forces the mosque was left standing, as were many holy structures conquered in that year. The mosque has subsequently been ordered by the High Court to become an Islamic museum.
    Now, the Southern Islamic Movement comes along and tries to draw the Bedouin into a battle by claiming that their religion is being trampled.

    Politics. Not religion.

    1. “Politics. Not religion.” Call it what you will. Shall we just agree its religio-ethno-supremacism with overtones of ethnic cleansing. Jonathan Cook relates how in 1997, in an attempt to suppress Moslem prayer in the yard outside and “tipped off by police beforehand, the council had sprayed cow manure in the yard, forcing the worshippers to pray on plastic sheets.”

  3. Richard.
    If the Waqf won’t allow Jewish prayer on the (formerly Jewish) Temple Mount, than why is the Jewish
    State obligated to now allow Muslim prayer in the Great Mosque in Beersheva?

    Fair question?

    1. I warned you of the comnent rule to publush no more than THREE conments in a 24 hour period. You published four within a few hours showing you rejected my request. You will be moderated to ensure you adhere to the rules. No, unfair question. The two situations have nothing to do with each other. Jews historically prayed at the Kotel not on the Haram al Sharif. Jews may pray at the Kotel now yo their heart’s content. Muslims on the other hand prayed for generations in the Great Mosque. Now they can’t & the mosque has been stolen from them by the State.

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