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It’s Just an Arab Problem, Right?

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Sovereignty is the great fantasy of the Israeli right. They want to apply sovereignty, expand sovereignty, demonstrate sovereignty. So, after a decade of firmly right-wing governments, what does Israeli sovereignty look like? More than 70 Arab citizens have been murdered since the start of the year, many of them by gunfire in the street. People are getting wounded by automatic weapons fire in city centers, and our public security minister, who is responsible for local sovereignty, explains that it’s just a part of their culture. But there is no greater failure of sovereignty than allowing our cities to be turned into armed and violent ghettoes.

Ministers from the outgoing government continue to use the word “sovereignty,” mainly because the word is really just a euphemism for “a poke in the eye” and because no one is doing the only thing that is really necessary – to act like caring human beings.

None of us Jews would just let such a number of murder victims since the start of the year pass quietly. No news editor would let us remain unaware that a young........

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