December 16, 2006

Arabs destroy a Torah in Acco

Acco is a mixed city of Arabs and Jews, located north of Haifa, and south of the Lebanese border. During Sabbath, the week before last in Acco, one of the worshiper's found the Talmud Torah had been seriously vandalized and all the windows had swastikas, and the Arabic words 'Hamas' and 'Allah is Great' scribbled over them.

There have been other incidents recently in Acco. A Jewish girl was beaten badly by Arabs and on Simchat Torah, students were surrounded by Arabs who were threatening them. Arabs in other cities such as Jaffa and Lod, are being encouraged by Arab organizations to have more influence in city affairs.

Mossawa, the Israeli-Arab organization, published a paper with several demands such as wanting to change the Israeli flag and national anthem, and have educational and religious autonomy. What they are really aiming for is to turn Israel into a bi-national state.

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