Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sheikh Jarrah: We Have Lift-off

I am traveling, and so missed the remarkable demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah last night. Official estimates were up to five thousand people, who turned out after the Israeli Supreme Court upheld the right to protest against police efforts to curtail dissent. The court's decision is timely and courageous, given both the atmospherics in the country, and how dangerously the status quo engenders violence in Jerusalem. Read my friend Didi Remez's full report here and here.