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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 31.07.07 | 15:18 (IDT)

    Any objective observer realises that this law is racist in its intnet and application. To state other governemnts have similar laws is groundless. To bring up the Waqf is ridiculous, since the Waqf is a religious trust. With this law we are saying any Jew, Israeli or not, can purchase or lease JNF land for secular development, housing, etc to be used only by Jews as the criteria for ownership or possession. But the argument here by the defenders of this policy will be that if it is struck down it will undermine the LoR. They will argue that Israeli Arabs are not loyal or commitmed to the Jewish State and will use this opportunity to undermine the LoR. They will argue if one is racist, so must be the other.

    from the article: Violating the norms of democracy
    First published 00:00 31.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 31.07.07
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