Arabs, Jews demonstrate together in Haifa against incitement

The protesters called upon the government and prime minister to put an end to incitement, speaking out against racism and the threat of escalation.

A Jewish-Arab demonstration against violence (photo credit: KHOLOD KHAMIS)
A Jewish-Arab demonstration against violence
(photo credit: KHOLOD KHAMIS)
Some 500 Jews and Arabs demonstrated together in Haifa last weekend, in response to the wave of violence and hatred that has swept the country following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, Naftali Fraenkel, Gil-Ad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah, and the alleged revenge killing of Arab teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir. The protesters called upon the government and prime minister to put an end to incitement, speaking out against racism and the threat of escalation.
Demonstration organizers said that just by standing together, Jews and Arabs can “douse the flames and present an alternative hope.”
“The Jewish and Arab citizens who came to the demonstration showed both peoples that there is another way, without hatred and violence,” they continued.
“We called on the prime minister [Binyamin Netanyahu] to resign, because he is leading us to disaster.”
Speaking at the event, MK Dov Henin (Hadash) said in reference to the recent wave of incitement: “This tide did not come from and did not start from the bottom. Those who started the wave were the senior ministers of the government.”
Two killed in Route 70 car accident
Two people were killed Sunday in a road accident on Route 70 near the Zvulun intersection. A truck driving along the road hit a vehicle on the roadside, instantly killing two people who were standing outside the vehicle.
ZAKA paramedics received a report about the accident and arrived to find the two had been fatally injured, pronouncing them dead on the scene.
Filipino UN peacekeepers wounded in Syria brought to Safed hospital
Safed’s Ziv Medical Center on Sunday admitted two Filipino UN peacekeepers who were wounded in Syria, after a mortar shell exploded next to their vehicle.
One of the peacekeepers sustained a shrapnel injury to his jaw, the other suffered bruising; both were classified as lightly wounded.
Two art exhibitions open at Wilfrid Israel Museum
This weekend, two exhibitions are set to open at the Wilfrid Israel Museum of Art in Kibbutz Hazorea. One is a Japanese-inspired ceramics exhibition, the other a photography exhibition.
The name of the former is “Raku,” which means pleasure in Japanese, and is the name given by Shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi some 450 years ago to a family of potters who created unique bowls for the tea ceremony.
Ever since, the name has passed from father to son, with the pottery style becoming influential in Japanese culture and literature.
Raku pottery is characterized by low firing temperatures, the use of lead glazes and the removal of pieces from the kiln while still glowing hot, quickly cooling them in air. The textures and colors vary and are not uniform, and each piece is unique and unpredictable. The exhibition presents a collection of local and international artists who base their work on Raku, but also expand its possibilities to create new and varied expressions.
The second exhibition showcases the photography of Ami Wallach, taken in his kibbutz backyard. Wallach focuses on minute detail in his immediate environment, such as closely observing sediment remaining in paper coffee cups after they were thrown into the trash at the kibbutz factory where he works, and working with reflection and coffee stains in glass cups. His series of photos refers metaphorically to the Israeli kibbutz in which he lives, the sight of the dissipation of a dream