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An Immoral March

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The quiet in Jerusalem has been seriously undermined over the past few days, and the situation is likely to get even worse on Monday because of the Flags March scheduled to take place in the afternoon. Whether it goes ahead is in the hands of the prime minister, the police, and the Jerusalem municipality.

In an announcement on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “We will not allow any extremist element to undermine the quiet in Jerusalem.” On paper it seems like a responsible, thoughtful announcement. On Monday we will see if Netanyahu will actually stand by his commitment and take action to realize it.

Jerusalem is boiling. Setting up barriers at Damascus Gate was a provocative, foolish move, that disturbed........

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