Photo Credit: Sliman Khader/Flash 90

On Wednesday, the holiday of Shavuot, a crowd of thousands attended the early Shachrit service by the Kotel.

Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

At the same time, smaller crowds of Arabs clashed with police in their commemoration of the declaration of the state of Israel, May 15, 1948, 65 years ago, which the call the “Nakba” (Arabic for catastrophe).

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Let’s wish ourselves many more crowded Shavuot celebrations and our Arab neighbors a pleasant catastrophe.

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