In Jerusalem

A glimmer of hope

Tag Meir activists visited the Abu Khdeir family’s mourning tent to convey a message of solidarity, but the atmosphere was uneasy.

Abu Khdeir
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It was probably the largest group that came to the mourning tent of the Abu Khdeir family, on the seam between Beit Hanina and Shuafat neighborhoods of Jerusalem. The size of the contingent was most likely unexpected, considering that the 350 men and women who arrived by seven buses were all Jewish Israelis, the majority from various religious streams. The visit was organized by Tag Meir, an organization created about two-and-a-half years ago by Gadi Gvaryahu, an agronomist consultant from Rehovot, in reaction to the heinous contents of the Torat Hamelech book and its ideology, written by Yitzhak Shapira, a rabbi from the Yitzhar settlement.

The book, which authorizes killing of gentiles, including children, for the sake of Israel, gave Gvaryahu a terrible shock. Then came the nasty graffiti on mosque walls, and even arson. Since then, Gvaryahu and the growing number of Tag Meir activists visit each mosque, church or location where there is a “price tag” attack, bearing a different Jewish message.

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