TV News LIES

Tuesday, Dec 12th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News International High above Nazareth, an Israeli mayor wants to keep his city Jewish ‘now and forever’

High above Nazareth, an Israeli mayor wants to keep his city Jewish ‘now and forever’

E-mail Print PDF

Shimon GaspoThis hilltop city has placid parks, broad avenues, low crime, a fancy mall and trash collection three times a week — all very nice and neat, and by design, slightly dull. But not these days.

Over the past few years, well-to-do Arab Israelis, both Muslim and Christian, drove their minivans 10 minutes up the hill from the ancient, overcrowded nearly all-Arab city of Nazareth and snapped up some sweet but pricey five-bedroom, four-bath houses.

Many of the homes are worth a half-million dollars or more, and Arab citizens of Israel now count for 18 percent of the 50,000 residents in “Upper Nazareth,” as it is translated in English.

They are welcome here, says the mayor, as long as they remember one very important rule.

“This is a Jewish city,” said Shimon Gafsou of his adopted home town, “now and forever.”

To be more specific: “I would rather cut off my right arm than build an Arab school,” the mayor said in an interview on his terrace at city hall.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Bermuda bans gay marriage months after Supreme Court approval

Same sex marriage re-banned Just months after gay couples in Bermuda were allowed to marry under a Supreme Court ruling,...

UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children

Syrian children need evacuationThe United Nations children's agency said Sunday 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the...

Nureyev ballet premieres in Moscow with director under house arrest

Nureyev ba;;et premiers with director in Russian jail The most hotly anticipated and controversial Russian ballet in years has been premiered as Moscow’s Bolshoi...

Anti-nuclear group ICAN receives Nobel Peace Prize

Beatrice FihnThe Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!