# 70 Maureen - you don't miss the opportunity - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ChanahS
    • 28.03.07 | 18:27 (IST)

    to demonstrate your ignorance, do you? What does the marriage between cousins have to do with racism? Arabs, like all other Israeli citizens, can marry whom the hell they want. If parents arrange marriages between cousins from infancy, who can stop them. Before the genetic implications of marriage beween cousins was knows, it was more prevalent among most societies. Among more tribal socieites, it is much harder to breach centuries-old customs, despite modern medical evidence. It is changing and today young Arabs in Israel are far less liely to agree to marry cousins. So please refrain from making silly comments about issues you know nothing about.

    from the article: Study: Israeli Jews live four years longer than Israeli Arabs
    First published 00:00 28.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 28.03.07
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