Middle East Israeli mayor draws fire with vow to bar Arabs from school-building projects

Many Israeli politicians have condemned the move by the mayor of Askhelon to prevent Palestinian laborers from working on kindergarten construction sites. His action comes amid heightened tensions after several Arab attacks on Jews.

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An Israeli mayor’s decision to bar Arab workers from construction projects at public kindergartens has touched off a firestorm of criticism across Israel.