MembersHow a Fashion Store Illustrates Israel’s Present Tragedy

A microcosm of the current internal conflict that threatens Jewish-Arab coexistence in Israel

By Aviel Schneider | | Topics: Israeli Arabs, Coexistence
Photo: Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90

A close friend of mine has been telling me for years how she works together with Jewish and Arab employees in a fashion store in peaceful harmony. She is a student and has been running the Jerusalem branch of an international fashion label for several years. But then unrest broke out in the country. Some believe that it all started with the TikTok terror when a young Arab slapped an Orthodox yeshiva student in the face on the Jerusalem tram.

See: The TikTok Intifada

Such hostility on social networks is causing blood to boil and sowing hatred and chaos. Yes, thousands of rockets have been fired at Israel, and we have responded forcefully against the Hamas regime’s terror network in Gaza. But internal hatred and chaos are more dangerous than the deadly rocket attacks from Gaza. Civil strife erodes coexistence, which many had previously seen as on the rise in Israel.

The following is a real-life, first-hand account illustrating this threat to everyday coexistence. A microcosm of...

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