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When did Jews get stupid?

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We Jews have been accused of a lot of things over the centuries, but up until now, stupidity has not been among them. The conduct of the Jerusalem Police over the last month or so has made me rethink that .

Some things are under our control. This is one of them. Rather than pointing fingers, I am convinced that it is much healthier to examine our own conduct and see what we can do better. What happened in Jerusalem in the last month is a perfect example.

In the last weeks there has been increased angers among Arabs in Israel and on the West Bank. This anger is not without reason. Unfortunately, the Jerusalem police have served to increase that anger instead of trying to diffuse it.

One of the early mistakes it made was to blockade the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City through the Damascus Gate — the Gate which leads from the Arab neighborhood immediately north of Old City into the Muslim Quarter of the Old City. This is the gate through which most of the Arabs who live north of the Old City go through to get into the Old City for various purposes, including going to shop and pray at Al Aqsa.........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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