Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Closed Society: 15 February, 2011

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In Tiberias, two eucalyptus trees, about 80 years old, were cut down to make way for a “Kohanim road” — a road that will allow Kohanim to drive through the center of the city without passing near the cemetery (the Kohanim, a lineage of priests, are traditionally forbidden from being in the vicinity of cemeteries.) Originally residents were told the trees would be cut down in order to pave a broad road with four lanes.

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February 15th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

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