This pathetic decision underscores once again the inequalities Jewish citizens must endure to help elevate the Arab sector to ultimately dominate Israeli society. Invariably decisions by "egalitarians" lose sight of what the Jewish state is meant to promote. I don't know anything about this law but I am sure it has something to do with promoting geographic areas that are economically hard hit. It likely targets areas with large numbers of unemployed for example and the court found that no Arab communities benefitted from the program and therefore was illegal. Like usual fair minded Israelis have guilty consciences and look at the statistics and get embarrassed. The fact remains that notwithstanding these statistics, you are much better off being a poor Arab in Israel than a poor Jew. Arab sector cost of living is lower than Jewish areas. Arab taxpayers are notorious cheats even to their own municiplities, and usually don't report their true income, so that they can at the same time receive welfare benefits. Look at their families, they tend to be larger while Jews struggle to make ends meet while juggling their jobs with their reserve duties in the army. Enough is enough, if Arabs want equality then fine. Give them a secular Israeli education like you get in Tel Aviv, equality! Conscript them into the Army, equality! Send the tax man and make sure they pay their fair share of taxes, equality! Let them give as equal partners in a Jewish state, and then I will support such humiliating decisions.
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from the article: High Court: Tax benefits inequitable, discriminate against Arabs