Thursday, August 24, 2006
This is quite a funny quote from Haifa's mayor from a news article talking about the lack of distrust between the city's arab and Jewish communities, a marked difference from the racial tension in other mixed cities like Tel Aviv or Acre.
I asked Haifa's mayor, Yona Yahav, why co-existence works better in hisThe full article is here: Link.
city than in other mixed Arab-Jewish areas. "I think it's because Haifa
was spared a visit by Moses, Jesus, or Mohammed," he says. "There are no
holy places to fight over. The only prophet among the three religions
who visited here was Elijah, but he is accepted by all the faiths."