Unrest worsens fear, suspicion among Jews and Arab Israelis

As violence grips Jerusalem and other cities, a climate of suspicion has threatened even the most basic interactions between Jews and Israeli Arabs, not to mention PalestiniansA restaurant offering discounts to Jews and Arabs who share hummus and other such gestures have been portrayed as signs of hope — but in reality, fear and anger dominate amid weeks of Israeli-Palestinian unrest. As violence grips Jerusalem and other cities, a climate of suspicion has threatened even the most basic interactions between Jews and Israeli Arabs, not to mention Palestinians. Israeli authorities have long sought to stress the diverse nature of their society, with Israeli Arabs and Jews living together.

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