Our estranged, and strange, neighbors

Mango Girl says it so I don't have to -- Ethnically based land rights challenged in Israel:

A development to keep track of - the Jewish National Fund, the para-state authority for land use in Israel, is being ordered by the Israeli High Court to overturn its Jews-only land lease policy. Nothing could be more central to the idea of Israel, or a starker metaphor for the basic contradictions of its political project - and it’s good every now and again to bring some of those contradictions out in the open.