|The slogan on the church wall says "Death to Christians" Price Tag|
I am not sure if you have ever been to Israel before or just totally do not understand Israeli, Jewish society... The 'price tag' thugs are not ultra orthodox at all. While most of them are settlers they are a small group of thugs that are condemned almost across the board in Israel, The army just caught a few today before they could do their dangerous vandalism... Lets not compare this to the Palestinian terrorists who try and successful murder innocents, you sort of left hat part out. Also left out the part that these killers are not condemned by Palestinians but welcomed as heroes, kill a Jew and you get money and streets named after you.
As for the ultra orthodox, as you probably know from the last election they were kept out of the government to start reform of the current system. Please note that while Rabbis are in charge of Jewish marriage, divorce etc.... Islamic Clerks have full control of their religion and the same with Christians....
Moslems and Christians citizens in Jewish state of Israel have more rights than any Arabs in any islamic country - doesnt that tell you something?
I too am hoping the government finds these price tag thugs and persecute them to the full extent of the law, but please, dont make this into something it is not.... Look at official arab TV and see how they promote hate of the Jews. and ask your self how misplaced the question of "Are we becoming a nation of self-righteous religious bigots with zero tolerance for those who are different?" really is...
Jeff, I have been living and still live in Israel for nearly 40 years. My Hebrew is fluent and with all due respect, I am aware of what happens here. It is unfortunate that religious intolerance is on the rise and so is the return to religion. What I wrote is a symptom of growing xenophobia in Israel.
No, what you wrote is fear mongering based on a few random case of violence, In no way is this connected to any conclusion you seem to make. There is no pattern here and I think you should take a step back and appreciate the freedoms the non-jews enjoy here and see as wrong as the price tag attacks are, they are just ahandful of attacks and not part of some new change.
What are you talking about murder? Terrorists who kill civilians, there is no understanding or explain.. The price tag acts are acts of vandalism... while i condemn then in every possible way they can not be compared to the murderous Arab terrorists
Hello Everyone, I was tidying up my files this morning, and happened across these Mandela quotes. They give insight into the current situation:
Nelson Mandela “to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
Nelson Mandela If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
Nelson Mandela Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
Nelson Mandela There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.