Judge's Silent Protest of Israeli Racism

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2012

Justice Salim Joubran, the first Israeli Arab to have a permanent seat on Israel's Supreme Court caused a firestorm of controversy when he remained silent during the singing of Hatikvah, Israel's national anthem. Joubran has not made public the reasons for his silence, but it is hard to not see it as a form of protest. Protest against an ever rising tide of racism, protest against a national anthem that excludes 20% of the nations citizens, and a protest against those who would limit freedom of expression in what is still, and must remain, a democracy.

Topic: Democracy, Prejudice, Israeli Arabs, Discrimination, Discourse and Dialogue

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Fein, Leonard. Judge's Silent Protest of Israeli Racism. Jewish Daily Forward. Forward Association. 2012: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15480


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