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In democratic Israel, Arabs, Muslims are often first class citizens over Jews

Posted on 05/07/2009 11:43:04 PM PDT by PRePublic

In democratic Israel, Arabs, Muslims are often first class citizens over Jews

Critics point out to the reversed unevenness, some have summed it up in one phrase: "If Arabs Can Live in Jewish Neighborhoods, Why Can't Jews Live in Arab Neighborhoods?" [*], In fact, many have raised the issue of Arabs not only being equal citizens as Jews in Israel, but often as first class citizens, Arabs, Muslims first class citizens in Israel whereas Israeli Jews are second class citizens [*]

Land issues: an example: Israeli Police evict Jews from Jewish-owned Hebron home as applauding Palestinian Arabs looked on [*], there are complaints of Jews who proclaim that they are sick and tired of being second-class citizens, while all Arabs in Judea and Samaria are treated like first-class citizens. [*], in another case An Israeli Supreme Court ruling did not deny that the land was Jewish-owned, but ordered the Jews to be moved out [*] .

Voting: critics alert the unfair fact that the Arab minority are full citizens who enjoy equal rights despite not being required to serve in Israel's army, [*] yet have all rights as Israeli Jews, and decry: Israel is the only country in the world that endows a community of its citizens with full voting rights on both local and national levels without also requiring them to serve in the army, adding that Israeli Arabs even refuse the alternative National Service. They even refuse a national service in their own communities and exercise intimidation against members of their community that raise the subject. [*]

In academia: a professor has written about Israel's "affirmative action", quotas and preferences for Arabs [*] and that Israel already has a system in place whereby Jews are often treated as second-class citizens.[*]

In court, the Israelis routinely decide in favor of the Palestinians against their own government, applauded by U.S. Justice Brennan,[*] preferential treatments to Israeli Arabs, Palestinian-Arabs include steps on the expense of security, such as the 'Democracy in action' [*]  Israel's Supreme Court took up the grievances of Palestinians and required the government to move the fence in the area near Jerusalem to make things easier for the Palestinians.[*]

Media freedom: whilethe Arabs have unlimited freedom of broadcast [*] and the Hebrew radio stations like Kol Yisrael and Galei Tzahal (IDF Radio) systematically broadcast from an Arab point of view, yet the Arutz Sheva radio station, often called "Free Israel Radio" (because it is the only independent news network in the Middle East) [*] ,has seen restricting steps from the Israeli government.[*] [*]

Access to holy sites, often Israeli police closes the Temple Mount to non-Muslims Like: Temple Mount shut to non- Muslims on election eve - was closed to Jews today in response to Muslim threats of violence [*] and on more occasions.[*]


TOPICS: Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: equalrights; israel; israeliarabs; palestinians

1 posted on 05/07/2009 11:43:05 PM PDT by PRePublic
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2 posted on 05/08/2009 6:00:42 AM PDT by SJackson (right of the mortgagee to insist upon full payment ... the essence of a mortgage, Justice Brandeis)
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FREEMAN CENTER - Jews are discriminated against fiercely by Israeli courts; as Aaron Klein has detailed, Jewish-owned land is given to Arabs who build while Jews are ...

If anything, Israel discriminates in FAVOR of its Arab citizens and against Jews! ...

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Moreover, to provide affordable housing the Israeli government has sometimes leased residential land to Israeli Arabs at subsidized rates unavailable to Israeli Jews. For example, while the government charged Israeli Bedouins just $150 for a long-term lease on a quarter of an acre of residential land in the southern community of Rahat, Israeli Jews were charged $24,000 to lease similarly sized plots in neighboring areas. In response to such policies favoring Israeli Arabs, Eliezer Avitan, an Israeli Jew denied the subsidized rates, sued the government for discrimination. In Avitan v. Israel Land Administration (HC 528/88), Israel's Supreme Court ruled against Avitan and in favor of the government's "affirmative action" policy.

Three years ago, the law regulating the running of national corporations was amended to introduce affirmative action in the appointment of Israeli Arab to ...

Arabs Treated As First Class Citizens In Israel (printed in... 1968) . ...,3745678

3 posted on 02/24/2010 6:20:48 AM PST by PRePublic
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