Last Saturday night, a bilingual Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem was firebombed and defaced by graffiti. Among the spray-painted slogans: "Kahana was right." "Enough assimilation." "No co-existence with cancer." The outpouring of public support and expressions of solidarity for the school and what it stands for were immediate and heartening, though not sufficient, as a friend of mine wrote, when I asked her whether things are getting worse. My friend went to the demonstration with her daughter, a graduate of the K-8 bilingual school Yad-be-Yad, which is the largest of five such schools across the country.
For more on the incident, see the following reports:
You can express support by donating to the school through its website at http://www.handinhandk12.org