Enough already of the hyperbole and exaggerations - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ralph
    • 24.06.11 | 15:19 (IDT)

    I understand that the left hates Netanyahu and Lieberman, but enough already of these sorts of exaggerated articles!!! Look at the facts - for all the talk of "Judaization of Jerusalem", the population of the city as about one/third Arab, and the Arab population itself has quadrupled over the past 40 years (during the 20 years of Jordanian rule, it was basically stagnant because of lack of economic development, minimal investment by the Jordanians, etc...). And the much maligned Knesset bills were so watered down by the time anything was passed, it is hard to see in practice what they really will do. As for the Naqba bill - what government of a country that is still in a state of war and surrounded by enemies, would provide funding to groups that support its enemies and want to mourn the fact that it won its war of independence?

    from the article: Israel is tearing apart the Jewish people
    First published 02:03 24.06.11 | Last updated 02:03 24.06.11
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