Neighbors are turning on one another in mixed Arab and Jewish towns across the country, former fellow Neri Zilber (Israel, 2011-2013) reports in Foreign Policy.

“This escalation followed weeks of rising tensions in Jerusalem and clashes between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli riot police near the city’s al-Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in Islam,” he writes. “But although the rocket and airstrikes have accounted for most of the fatalities, sectarian clashes inside Israel between Arab and Jewish citizens have begun to dominate Israeli media coverage.”

Foreign Policy link here.

Read Neri’s other recent articles on the conflict:

Daily Beast here.

Newslines Magazine here.


Photo: Israeli police in Lod, May 2021 (Israel Police, Wikimedia Commons)