Thursday, March 31, 2005


Civil rights, being civil...
Not too easy nowadays in Israel. Just yesterday, someone told me tha she missed the warm relationships between the Jews in the Jewish community she came from. She complained that Israel doesn't have it. I did my best to defend the Jews here, but then I read how the kibbutz parents are rejecting their kids' requests to visit Gush Katif. The bottom line is that they don't want their kids to feel like one people with "the settlers." The flipside, or lopside, of the parents in chutz l'aretz (abroad) who pay thousands of dollars per year per kid for Jewish education, but don't demand that the kids become fluent in Hebrew, so they shouldn't feel too comfortable....

And this is like a good news bad news joke. Consider how the government is trying to make it more and more difficult for people to go to Gush Katif, so think of it. There are five people who won't be allowed to leave! The story behind this is that they're being held in "house arrest." and their houses are..... But seriously, civil rights for Jews is rare, exclusive and subjective.

And even when the Supreme Court, not usually sympathetic, says it's legal to protest the police have other ideas.

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