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Restaurant attacked for barring armed Israeli soldier

Restaurant attacked for barring armed Israeli soldier
Jonathan Cook, The Electronic Intifada, 26 March 2010

A controversy over a restaurant owner denying service to an armed, uniformed Israeli soldier is tarnishing Haifa's reputation as a model of coexistence. (Iyad Atayat/MaanImages)

An Arab-owned restaurant in the Israeli city of Haifa has been caught in a whirlwind of legal action and threats of violence after staff refused to serve a soldier in uniform, an incident that is rapidly tarnishing the city's reputation as a model of good Jewish-Arabs relations.

The soldier, Raviv Roth, has launched a damages claim for $16,000 over his treatment at Azad, a restaurant located in a bohemian neighborhood of the northern port city.

Roth's lawyer alleges that the restaurant broke anti-discrimination laws and humiliated the soldier, while Azad's owner says he only wants to ensure a r

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  • Electronic intifada is your source?

    Pallywood muslim jihadi propaganda

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    • ive never heard of this source.

      usually i dont tend to disqualify un familier sources but what is being reported here havnt been reported in not one single israeli news source,including not haaretz.

      the article is talking about a fuzz of tens of thousends of ppl and even the Haifa municiplity which decided to close the place (very strange since its not under the municipality autority to close a restaurant for not serving a costumer)

      all of this story here smells very fishy.

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  • "Almost all of Israel's Arab citizens, who comprise a fifth of the country's population, are exempted from the army and do not receive such benefits."
    ...
    "In Israel, most people at some stage in their life wear a military uniform and the army is seen as protecting our way of life," he said. "If you refuse to serve someone in the army, it says something about your attitude to the country."

    -maybe that attitude is created by an Army that refuses to allow a certain g More..

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  • the food sucks

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  • Interesting example of the increasing fanaticim in Israeli society

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  • ok- i made a litlle search down the internet and found the case- it heppened in the beggining of this month, while i was hospiteltized for one week due to very serious emonia. during this period of time i havnt had any clue of life outsides...

    i take back what i said regarding the validity of the post here, but what i said regarding to your agenda here still stands.

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    • I have an agenda, and will freely admit that.

      But I don't lie in my posts, and most of the sources are fine, as you just found out with this one. The fact that you automatically disbelieved it speaks volumes to me.

      It would be very hard for me to find 'good news' stories about Arabs and Jews right now, and even if I could I'm not sure it would be appropriate under the circumstances we're in, when there's so much suffering. What kind of person would be celebrating South Africa and Black/white r More..

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    • i read what you wrote here, and once more- i accept it and respect it, since you do explain yourself in profound manner.

      my probles was not with the case being brought to here (i myself tend to bring here also stories which certenly dont compliment Israel...) but with your first reply.

      but anyway- you explained yourself and i accept that.

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  • personaly i support the restaurant claim that their agenda is not to serve any person wearing uniforms, regardless if its army or soccer team.
    the question is do they really impose it or just dicrimenate soldiers.
    according to hebrew sources this heppened not only with this soldier but with many before him.

    anyway- the mayor of Haifa didnt demand to close the place. he got a letter from one of his aids to do so but he only replied that if it will be indeed proven that it was descriminatio More..

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