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    • Rob
    • 04.01.10 | 15:05 (IST)

    Of course Israel is Apartheid in the West bank there can be no denying it. In Israel proper it is more complicated. In theory the arab minority enjoy the same rights as the Jewish majority. In practice they are discriminated against at every step. For example there are many arab towns and villages in existence before Israel was even founded without access to tapped water when next door are well supplied kibutz and Israeli towns. Try getting a housing permit in Jerusalem if you are of arab descent. Look at any statistic of public provision of services and you will see institutionalised discrimination. This is short sighted. Poorer less educated people have more children and this will eventually undermine zionism (its intellectual foundation already shaky). Nether is having a dozen kids the answer as settlers propose. There is one land with finite resources...

    from the article: Are Israel and apartheid South Africa really different?
    First published 01:09 04.01.10 | Last updated 13:47 04.01.10
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