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    • Don Boston
    • 14.12.09 | 19:50 (IST)

    This exposes the lie that arab Israelis are treated fairly. In no western democracy is a person stopped from building on his own land - on which he pays taxes, because of his race. This is an outrage that reveals the hateful core of Israeli society and law. Israel is, considering this event, a racist state by definition. The EU and the rest of the world not seemingly under the thumb of Israel (like the US is) must stop doing business with Israel and begin divesting government funds invested in all Israeli companies. It worked in S Africa, it will work here. One can have different opinions about Zionism and even the rightful disposition of the West Bank, but when the law openly discriminates against admitted property owners and citizens based on race, there can be no defense. No longer can distinctions be made between Israel and pre-reform South Africa. Racist states should not be permitted to participate in the community of nations.

    from the article: Jewish town won't let Arab build home on his own land
    First published 00:00 14.12.09 | Last updated 13:59 14.12.09
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