Friday, March 18, 2016
- Friday, March 18, 2016
- Elder of Ziyon
Ma'an Arabic has a story about how Israel is closing off some streets in Jerusalem, including Arab sections, for today's annual Jerusalem Marathon.
The newspaper, which is held up as being unbiased compared to other Palestinian Arab newspapers, refers to the event as the "Judaization Marathon." It refers to literature on the event that emphasizes that the marathon routes "combine scenic and cultural heritage sites in the capital of Israel."
Hamas news sites use similar language referring to the marathon.
Yesterday, streets in Manhattan were closed for the six-hour long St. Patrick's Day Parade. So far, I haven't heard from Amnesty about this massive violation of human rights.
The winner of the marathon was a Kenyan, 25-year-old Kipkogey Shadrack. Over 2,500 foreigners ran among the 25,000 participants, and over 1,000 police secured the routes and ensured that the runners would be safe from people with knives who are never referred to as violators of human rights.
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