Face Of The Day


Riot police arrest an Israeli Arab youth during clashes, on October 27, 2010 in Umm al-Fahm, Israel. Hundreds of Israeli police attended the protest against a rally of ultranationalist Jews in the Israeli-Arab town, using tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the crowd. By Uriel Sinai/Getty Images.

Haaretz's story is here; the Guardian's here. It seems a pretty ugly and unecessary provocation by an extreme right Israeli group. Among the more striking aspects of the clash was the involvement of ultra-Orthodox Jews protesting alongside Palestinians, waving the Palestinian flag and carrying placards declaring: "Zionist Murderers!" and "Zionist Out". It seems uncannily pertinent to my insistence earlier today on the distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. Images below the fold:


Also by Urial Sinai/Getty.