"Employing Arab teachers in Jewish schools will be an important contribution that will help promote values of tolerance and acceptance of the other – as racism can stem from ignorance, fear and prejudice.”--Mohammed Hiadri, the chairman of the Monitoring Committee for Arab Educational Affairs, on the plan to hire unemployed Arab teachers in the Jewish sector education system.
- Nightclub denies Arabs entry, will compensate by NIS 40,000 - Beersheba club bars two Arabs, lets Jewish friends in; lawyer disappointed with compromise: Not full compensation, court lends hand to discrimination. (Ynet)
- Swastikas, anti-Tibi graffiti at hitchhiker's station - Police investigating 'graffiti war' likely between Jews, Arabs, as reflected in hitchhiker's station in southern Israel. (Ynet)
- Dozens of Arabs lob stones at yeshiva in east Jerusalem, 3 arrested - Dozens of Arab youngsters lobbed stones toward the Beit Orot yeshiva in the Arab Abu Tur neighborhood in E. Jerusalem. Security guards in the area fired several warning shots in the air. Several yeshiva students threw stones back at the youngsters. No one was hurt. (Ynet)
- IDF working to curb rock-throwing, Bennett reassures settlers - On his Facebook page, Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett tells supporters "IDF is initiating more operations and taking more preventive measures." Israel Security Agency reports: Palestinian attacks in Judea and Samaria are actually declining. (Israel Hayom)
- In historic first, coalition MKs excluded from Knesset committee that elects judges - Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avidgor Lieberman suffered a blow when the Knesset passed over his crony and elected MKs from Shas and Labor to the Judges' Election Committee. (Haaretz+ and Israel Hayom)
- Under-21 national soccer team: a rare feat of multiculturalism in Israel - In these times, when it seems the gap between Jews and Arabs is unbridgeable, the U-21 national team for Euro 2013 that kicks off today is an island of sanity. Guy Luzon’s squad includes six Arabs. (Haaretz+)
- Rights group blasts PA journalist arrest - The arrest Monday of the general manager of a Bethlehem radio station contradicts Palestinian Authority commitments to free speech. (Maan)
- Israeli officials: Al-Qaida preferable over Assad - Army Radio reports that Israeli officials are concerned about the growing strength of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime in recent days. Assessment is that a victorious Assad would be more dependent on Iran, increasing the threat facing Israel. (Israel Hayom)
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