Sunday, November 05, 2006

Much ado about ... ?

Well, the Haredi Pride Parade continues.

In its fifth installment last night, YNET reports that the "Haredim set fire to Jerusalem".

This might sound strange for foreign readers, or for new immigrants, but for anyone who's been living in this country for a moderate period of time, this sort of thing is fairly commonplace. The Haredi community has been known to violently protest an autopsy, the arrest of a man accused of beating his son to death, or the opening of a major Jerusalem thoroughfare on Shabbat (I can't seem to find an actual article about the 1996 riots regarding Bar Ilan Street, only commentary - apologies).

Frankly, methinks they do protest too much. And the extent and vehemence of these latest protests certainly begs the question, in my humble opinion ...


Anonymous John said...

Here's a video of the troubles.
The music trips me out.

05 November, 2006 21:45  

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