Israel has racism, but so does every other country. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Eli
    • 25.09.11 | 16:43 (IDT)

    Can they immigrate? Many Palestinians live outside the borders of the West Bank/Gaza, and many Israeli Arabs live outside of Israel. I personally have an Israeli Arab friend who lives in Tel-Aviv, so it is obvious that they can live wherever they want in Israel. Can they serve in the military - Yes. Most Arabs don't want to but they can volunteer and some do. Btw, many Bedouins and the vast majority of the Druse populations serve in the military as equals to their Jewish comrades. Does the Israeli flag represent them? Usually not, but does it have to? Some Americans burn their flag and that is constitutionally OK. Most Israeli Arabs speak Hebrew, according to the law, they can build as much as a Jew can and Israel does invest in the education of Arab children even evoking an affirmative action ruling in Universities.

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    First published 10:21 25.09.11 | Last updated 10:21 25.09.11
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