Mashriki is right - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Nadir
    • 10.03.06 | 11:31 (IST)

    In a sense, Mashriki is right because Israel cannot continue to exist in her current form AND at the same time recognize the full civil and human rights of non-Jews. The two are mutually exclusive. Israel can continue to exist in her current form only if there is a continued imbalance of power in her favour. An important part of this imbalance is the continued repression of non-jews under Israeli jurisdiction. Therefore, if rights organisations in Israel become too effective, officially sanctioned discrimination and repression of non-jews will decrease. This will have the inevitable consequence of redressing the balance of power towards non-jews. Although I don't agree with her reasons for saying it, Mashriki is not completely off the mark.

    from the article: Patriotism sans borders
    First published 00:00 10.03.06 | Last updated 00:00 10.03.06
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