Arab Youth attacked

Attack On Arab Youth Seen As ‘Wake-up Call’

Leaders here struggle with what Zion Square beating means for Israeli society.

Staff Writer

A dizzyingly complex society that has managed to deal, however problematically, with the demands of ethnic minorities of every stripe?

Or a culture of increasing racism?

Those were the characterizations of the State of Israel being drawn by Jewish leaders here this week in the wake of the severe beating of a 17-year-old Arab by a group of Jewish teens on the streets of Jerusalem last week.

Suspects in attack on Arab in Jerusalem’s Zion Square after their arrest Monday.
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