Israel: Cry for Revenge: Right-wing pressure is growing

Right-wing pressure is growing

When Israelis want to say "I'm no hayseed" or "I wasn't born yesterday," they use the phrase "I wasn't born in Afula." The reference is to a sleepy town of 23,000 that lies south of Lake Tiberias, the biblical Sea of Galilee. With its small stores and workshops and its disposable-diaper factory, Afula is an unlikely setting for an outpouring of political protest. But last week, as a crowd of 5,000 gathered to mourn the death of a local resident named Albert Bukhris, the town became a focal point of anti-Arab feelings aroused by the murder of 17 Israelis over the...

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