Dear Aby of Tel-Aviv (#164) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • RamBam
    • 29.03.07 | 10:18 (IST)

    "Why should an Israeli who produces more must transfer its wealth to an Israeli who produces less? The Arab Israeli must contribute more they to the Israeli society. %20 of the total population, producing less than %5 Natinonal GDP." What is this nonsense, where do you get your numbers? The government (read Jewish & Arab taxpayers) have shelled out close to 10 Billion Shekels to evacuate the Gaza settlers. What did these settlers produce except headache? Religious Jews who don't work and study Torah all day get more than they produce, and they probably don't pay taxes, get more social benefits because they have larger than average families. What do they produce? New immigrants get all kinds of goodies from the governement the minute they get off the plane. Why should they? In most true democracies, people are treated equally - regardless of their religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, etc. As a Tel-Avivian I suspect that you already know these simple facts!

    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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