Israeli Arabs concerned that stabbing jihad will hit them in the pocketbook
Israel National News:
Police: Israeli Arabs stopped rioting, fearing Jewish boycottThe fact is that if they do not have Jewish customers their businesses will fail. It is something the genocidal wing of Palestinians tend to forget about.
Experts say Arabs fear financial losses due to Jewish boycott. Police: the past 10 days have been quiet.
...The Palestinian merchant class understands the consequences of the stabbing jihad more than those who live off of the charity of others including the US.
"They are afraid of the response of the Israeli society, which knew how to boycott them on several levels. A social boycott by some Jews. An economic boycott that has two levels – a boycott of governmental suppliers like Bezeq (phone company), the IEC and Israel Postal Service, which have been refusing to enter Arab communities because their personal security will be at risk; and a boycott by suppliers of food and equipment like dairy giant Tnuva, Strauss and others. The Egged [bus company] has also canceled its lines to Arab communities, for a few days."
Individual Jews, too, stopped frequenting Arab communities for various services and commodities following the massive riots in 2000. The economic setback was felt for years.
Those fears were the driving force behind a recent live on-air confrontation between the Arab mayor of Nazareth and the leader of the Arab Joint List party.
Footage of the incident - in which Mayor Ali Salam interrupted a live interview with MK Ayman Odeh - quickly went viral.
"You have ruined this city, ruined everything! We did not have even one Jew here today, not one!" Salam shouted.
"What are giving interviews for? You have done nothing! You have destroyed the world! Get Out of here!"