coiurts' treatment of Arabs and Jews - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Daniel Ben-Tal
    • 11.05.10 | 12:44 (IDT)

    This case demonstrates that under Israeli law, the onus on the prosecution is to prove guilt rather than disprove innocence - which is how it should be in a democracy. If this man had not been an Arab but a Jewish factional leader, the case would probably never have reached the court in any case. I expect the police would have closede the file for "lack of public interest." After all, how many hundreds of right-wingers have spat in the faces of soldiers or policement and the state never lifted a finger against them?

    from the article: Court acquits Islamic Movement leader of involvement in Temple Mount riots
    First published 12:13 11.05.10 | Last updated 12:13 11.05.10
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