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Friday, November 23, 2018

Arabs on Ariel Buses, Another Problem

In the past I've written about the ongoing situation in which the buses from the Petach Tikva, Tzomet Yarkon Junction area going to Ariel are overloaded with Arabs to the extent in which they skip bus stops leaving Jewish passengers stranded. I wrote about it here, here and here.

Yesterday afternoon I was there again in the afternoon and needed a bus to Ariel. One bus passed without stopping, but soon afterwards another one came. I was able to board the bus and had to walk until close to the back of the bus until I found a seat next to a female IDF soldier just across from the rear door.

I relaxed, used the cellphone Siddur app to pray the Mincha afternoon prayer and then didn't pay much attention to what was happening on the bus. I heard someone ask the driver to open the rear-door, and then a bit later I someone pressing on my right shoulder and arm.

The bus had somehow filled with Arabs. There must have been at least thirty 30 men crowded into the narrow aisle, so those of us sitting in aisle seats kept getting pushed and shoved. I found myself crowding into the space of the young woman sitting next to me, while simultaneously pushing the Arabs off of me. I apologized to the woman by mentioning that the driver isn't allowed by law to fill the aisle. She replied that an Inspector just boarded.

The Inspector asked to see our tickets, and I could hear and see him confirm that many of those Arabs did not have tickets. Apparently when I was busy with my eyes on my screen Arabs had boarded via the rear door without paying. When he got to me, I mentioned the unbearable crowding, and he replied that by law it is forbidden to have more than I can't remember if he said eight or ten people standing in the aisle. BTW the bus driver was an Arab, too.

I don't know what the procedure is in other places, but here in Israel, if an Inspector discovers that a passenger hasn't paid, the driver is fined. When the inspector got off, I could hear (and not understand) very loud talking in Arabic. That is very rare. Generally the Arabs are extremely quiet on the Israeli buses.

Thank Gd they are starting to send Inspectors on the buses. Never dull...

While waiting for a bus at the Yarkon Junction, I spotted this plane coming from the nearby Ben Gurion International Airport

7 comments:

Devo Kessin said...

Did the inspector make all the extra passengers get off?

Batya Medad said...

no, though some fled
very strange
The bus was traveling the whole time.

Esser Agaroth said...

Going to the Shomron from Gush Dan I know that I'll either have to leave pretty early or travel backwards enough into Tel Aviv first before getting on a bus to Ariel, so that I can even get a spot, or even a seat. Thanks for continuing to publicize this absurd situation.

Mr. Cohen said...

Maybe I am wrong about this, but the knowledge
that Israeli buses are filled with Arabs
is not exactly an incentive to make aliyah.

New York City buses are not perfect,
but at least they are not filled with Arabs.

===================================
Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

“It is true that the American legal system
derives much of its content from the Old Testament
[also known as the Jewish Bible or Tanach]…

When we were growing up, my friends and I
would take great pride in discovering the
Jewish sources of American laws, such as:
the privilege against self-incrimination,
the requirement of two witnesses for certain
types of crime, and the very idea that punishment
must be proportionate to the crime committed.”

SOURCE: Chutzpah
by Alan M. Dershowitz (chapter 10, page 318)
published in year 1991 by Little Brown & Co
ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

===================================
Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz
grew up Orthodox but later became secular.

He said this about Orthodox Judaism,
many years after he quit it:

“I cannot leave my progeny any legacy
comparable to the Orthodox commitment to,
and intimate knowledge of, Jewish tradition
and practice that my predecessors left me.

Though I have not abandoned my Jewishness –
far from it – I have also not carried on
the tradition of daily religious observance
and total immersion in the sources of the tradition.

Sometimes I regret not having done so.”

SOURCE:
Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz
(introduction chapter, page 12)
published in 1991 by Little Brown &Co
ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

===================================
Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz said:

“…Zecharia, like so many of his contemporaries,
worked for a time in a sweatshop.

The shop he worked in, making pocketbooks,
was located in a building just east of
Washington Square [in Manhattan], site of
the ill-fated Triangle Shirtwaist Company.

On the Saturday of the great fire in
[March 25,] 1911 [CE] that engulfed
the building and killed 145 workers,
Reb Zecharia was at home.
It was the Jewish Sabbath.

He learned two lessons from this:
he vowed that his children would never
become factory workers and he vowed
that they would never work on the Sabbath.”

CHRONOLOGY:
Zecharia Derschowitz moved from Galicia
to the USA in 1888 CE.
He was the great-grandfather of
Harvard Law Professor Alan M. Dershowitz.

SOURCE: Chutzpah
by Alan M. Dershowitz (chapter 1, page 26)
published in year 1991 by Little Brown & Co
ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374
===================================

“Pornographic files are commonly found
on the computers captured when terrorists
are arrested or killed—including the computers
captured when terrorists are arrested or killed
—including computers found in the Bin Laden compound.

Nor are animals safe:

a sniper rifle sight using thermal imagery
captured two Taliban fighters satisfying
themselves with a donkey.”

SOURCE: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State,
and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone
Needs to Know
(chapter 3, page 68)
by Daniel Byman, Oxford University Press, year 2015,
ISBN: 019021726X (paperback) ISBN: 9780190217266
(paperback) ISBN: 0190217251 ISBN: 9780190217259

===================================
“...roughly half of Palestinians say it
[suicide bombing] is at least sometimes justified...”

SOURCE: Al Qaeda, the Islamic State,
and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone
Needs to Know
(chapter 3, page 56)
by Daniel Byman, Oxford University Press, year 2015,
ISBN: 019021726X (paperback) ISBN: 9780190217266
(paperback) ISBN: 0190217251 ISBN: 9780190217259

Batya Medad said...

Esser Agaroth, I don't know how it is on Fridays.

Mr. Cohen, this isn't seen in other parts of the country.

Esser Agaroth said...

Mr. Cohen,

I would hope that Jews would want to invest their own true land, instead of the lands of non-Jews, which are only supposed to be our temporary dwelling places.

In other words, I would hope that Jews would want to come and change things they hear about that they don't like, instead of using it as an excuse to avoiding immigrating.

Batya Medad said...

amen