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AVIAD KLEINBERG
The apartheid-like notions revealed in Jews’ attitudes towards Israel’s Arabs are a symptom of a disease being adopted by the entire Israeli culture in the name of the national struggle—rejecting the equality principle, a principle which is the basis of democracy and human rights.

This is particularly evident among Israel’s largest group, people affiliated with the Right (ultra-Orthodox, national-religious and right-wing secular Jews). About 40 percent of the respondents (the large majority of whom are affiliated with the Right) believe Jews should have extra rights in the State of Israel.

About 41 percent (in the same composition) believe Arabs should be allowed to purchase lands only in Arab communities. Twenty-five percent believe they should not be allowed to purchase lands at all.

FULL STORY Equal rights? Not for everyone apparently (Ynet)

Photo: Steve Kolomoisky

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