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bYodfat specifically charged Arab shepherds with starting fires, band a resident of the Arab village of Kfar Kabul was arrested on bOctober 27, 1977, for setting fires in the JNF forests near Haifa band Kibbutz Ginegar.

bJewish property is a political target for the Arabs. Jewish bresidents of the “mixed” Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu-Tor borganized in July 1980 to protect themselves from what they bcalled the third rash of vandalism to Jewish-owned cars in a byear. They bitterly complained of lack of police response and binsisted that they were certain the attacks were “politically bmotivated.”

bAttacks on the physical persons of Jews grow in proportion bto Arab boldness and arrogance, which in turn feed upon the black of Jewish response to the attacks. Instances of neither Arab battacks nor Jewish refusal to respond are lacking.

bOn July 24, 1979, a group of Jewish teenagers was attacked bby twenty Arabs in the Bitzaron neighborhood of Tel Aviv. bCursing and shoving Arab workers stabbed sixteen-year-old Ya- bakov Abrian, who barely survived. According to Maariv (July 27, b1980): “Two of the neighborhood residents, Rafi Hadi and bSholom Azulai, complained: ‘Our young children are afraid to bgo out and play. During the day the Arabs chase them away. At bnight they are afraid they will attack them and rape the girls. bNot long ago a sixteen-year-old girl was attacked. She went into bshock and the family wants to leave the neighborhood.

b“‘The Arabs work in almost all the large and small fac- btories in the area and most remain to sleep at night without bpermission. They walk about cursing the Jews and playing loud bArabic music on the radio so as to disturb and anger us.’”

bIsrael, 1980. The state of Jewish pride.

bIt is in every city where Arabs have begun to appear. In bRamat Gan, on Memorial Day, 1980, as Jewish worker Yona bBen Yona heard the siren in memory of the victims of the Holo- bcaust, he paused and stood at attention. Three Arab workers bbegan to laugh, one shouting: “Why do you stand up for the bdogs?” Then they attacked him.

bBut the worst is in Jerusalem—Jerusalem of gold; Jerusalem bof 120,000 Arabs; Jerusalem of Teddy Kollek.

bKollek, the mayor of Jerusalem thanks to Arab votes, is the bprimary symbol of the stubborn refusal to see the Arab danger. b 

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