Tensions between Jews and Arabs in Israel remain high amid Gaza conflict

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 4:19pm


Since Israel engaged in a full-blown military escalation against the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, hostility has gripped the usually quiet mixed communities of Israeli Jews and Arabs. It peaked last week with violent riots all across the country, and so far two Israelis have been killed: one Jewish and one Arab. The violence has since subdued, for the most part, but tensions between Jews and Arabs still remain high in many of these mixed communities. Host Carol Hills speaks with AFP reporter Daniella Cheslow in Jerusalem.