“We just can’t have a situation whereby a country that fights racism and anti-Semitism is willing to tolerate mass racism... A strike by Israel’s Arab soccer players would cause us such global shame that it may prompt the police to start arresting and dealing with racists in the stadiums.”—Arie Maliniak, Yedioth’s sports commentator, comes up with an idea following an attack by Jewish soccer fans on Arab workers last week.
- Settlers ‘block entrance’ to Nablus village - Itamar and Elon Moreh settlers in 15 cars closed the main gate to Beit Dajan village to protest the reopening of the main road from Beit Dajan to Nablus a day earlier. (Maan)
- Central Bureau of Statistics predicts Arab-haredi majority in 2059 - Haredim, Arabs will outnumber Jewish secular population in 47 years, Central Bureau of Statistics predicts. (Ynet)
- ‘PM’s housing reform ignores Arab communities’ - Policy paper: Only 3 percent of planned housing units are located in Arab towns. (Haaretz)
- IDF chief cancels IDF-wide Passover vacation - For first time in many years, all IDF units to be on full alert during Passover holiday; army officials insist decision not related to any planned military operations. (Ynet)