Hebron Arabs meet with Jews to discuss co-existence – despite danger
YNet (Hebrew) reports on monthly meetings between yeshiva students in Efrat and Muslims from Hebron to discuss co-existence.
“For a short hour, two completely different worlds would meet here. Young Palestinian men from Hebron and Jewish Yeshiva students from Efrat settlement have been involved in monthly meetings.
“However, to document these meetings was not an easy job as the participants at the beginning refused to let us take photos of them, and asked us blur their faces because revealing their identities may create serious problems within their societies,” the report said.
“The Palestinians have enough reasons to fear joining such meetings with settlers because such dialogue is illegal in the eyes of their society. If they are stigmatized as collaborators, they will be in real danger,” the report quoted chair of the Jewish organization of religious dialogue Yehuda Stolov as saying.
This is the sort of thing that should be celebrated by the so-called “progressive” Western liberals.
Instead it will be ignored, or worse, condemned as “normalization” – a positive word that has become as toxic in certain circles as “Zionism” itself.
People who live together wanting to cooperate. How awful!
Video can be seen at the linked sites.