Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Jewish Mayor of Arab Town Lambasted over Mezuza

The Israeli Arab town of Taiybe did a very poor job of running itself over the past few years. They ran up so much debt and were so mismanaged that the Interior Ministry installed a mayor for them...as is done when locals can't manage to elect someone effective enough to provide municipal services, balance the budget, and pay their local municipal employees.

The appointed mayor, Shlomo Tweezer, decided he wanted to put a mezuza on his office in the Taiybe City Hall.

Outraged local Moslem councilmen voiced their opposition to the planned mezuza action, and the residents are reportedly furious.

As a result, Tweezer has held off affixing the mezuza for the time being.

Not to be outdone by local residents, Meretz MK Ran Cohen said at the Knesset plenum,
"This is totally outrageous. The entire appointment of Tweezer is outrageous, and putting a mezuza in a building in an Arab Moslem town is a disgrace. Next, he'll be forcing the Arabs to put on tefillin."
MK Ran Cohen thinks it's totally outrageous for a Jew to be mayor in an Arab town...it offends his sensibilities.

Yet he has no problem whatsoever sending unwilling IDF soldiers to kick Jews out of their homes in Hevron. That doesn't offend anyone's sensibilities.

Personally, I vote for Rabbeinu Tam.

Source in Hebrew here.

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Olah Chadasha said...

You know that if an Arab was appointment Mayor of a Jewish town and wanted a prayer room, and the Jews were "outraged", the Arab Knesset members would be screaming racism and Apartheid. But, with the Arabs, no, we have to be "religiously sensitive" lest they up and intifada again.

Ye'he Sh'mey Raba Mevorach said...

Again? still!

Chelm. Mamash Chelm.

Irina Tsukerman said...


Anonymous said...

The scheissjuden ehudim will send the army to remove it.

The back of the hill said...

Next, he'll be forcing the Arabs to put on tefillin.

Which would be an outrage.

That is not what tfilin are for.

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