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November 24, 1995 - Image 38

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-11-24

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Israel's Lifestyle
Out Of Fashion

JANE SIEGEL MEDVED SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH NEWS

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t was one of those soft mid-
summer nights when every-
one seems to be out on the
street: couples holding hands
at cafes, teen-agers kibitzing at
intersections, tourists marveling
at the Jerusalem air. I was walk-
ing home from dinner when I saw
the crowds of border police across
from the prime minister's house.
Soldiers leaned against police
cars sharing cups of coffee and
making small talk with by-
standers. A graying police cap-
tain chatted with a group of
yeshiva students. A handful of
demonstrators were praying with
lighted candles off to the side.
OK, it sounds schmaltzy; but
I thought it was pretty neat. Jew-
ish soldiers schmoozing with Jew-
ish police watching over Jewish
demonstrators. So what if we
have differences of opinion, I
thought. In the final analysis
we're bound together: the nation
of Israel, disparate but equal, liv-
ing out Herzl's dream.
Suddenly orders came barking
over a megaphone. Mounted po-
lice in riot gear rushed the square
and dispersed all the onlookers.
The peaceful demonstrators
started getting hauled away into
waiting vans; their candles sput-
tering out on the pavement.
"Hey, what did they do?" I
asked a soldier, who only
shrugged. "I don't like this any
more than you do," responded a
police captain supervising the
breakup. "We get our orders,
that's all I can tell you. You're bet-
ter off if you don't ask."
The street was cleared in min-
utes and the police vans drove
away. But from across the inter-
section came a new sound that
seemed half familiar — sort of a
cross between a siren and a horn.
I couldn't quite place it, but as I

walked closer I saw what it was.
A man stood on the street corner,
blowing long notes from his sho-
far.
That was the day that two
teen-age hikers were murdered
by terrorists in Wadi Kelt, an in-
cident that went virtually unno-
ticed except for this small
demonstration that was broken
up. The two boys were from set-
tlements in the West Bank, a
place where violent attacks no
longer evoke much sympathy
among the Israeli public. Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin shrugged
his shoulders and left the matter
for the Palestinian Authority to
resolve. Meanwhile, spokesmen
for the Israeli Defense Forces and
the police went to great lengths
to explain that they could not
possibly protect every hiker who
wandered off into the Judean
desert.
"People have been getting
killed in Wadi Kelt for years," a
friend of mine commented, dis-
missing the attack as insignifi-
cant. "It doesn't mean much or
anything."
But later that same night, tv,
other teen-agers died in circum
stances that were harder for th,
country to ignore. At the annt_
al rock festival in Arad, thou.
sands of out-of-control teen
crashed the barricades of a sold.
out concert, creating a stampede
that left two dead, three critical-
ly wounded and hundreds in
jured. What shocked the county
was not just the woefully inade
quate security arrangements a.
the concert — only one gate into
the arena, a mere 60 police to su-
pervise more than 20,000 teen-
agers — but the subsequent,
reactions of the children and par-
ents as one by one the perform-
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An Israeli youth forces his way into a restaurant in Jerusalem.

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