Mr Lieberman, take pride in Israeli Arabs, please! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '137'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • The Hague
    • 19.09.10 | 14:06 (IST)

    A citizen can only take pride in a state that takes pride in him and protects him. If Mr Lieberman wants Israeli Arabs to take pride in Israel, he should stop discriminating and attacking them and treat them in the same way as Jewish citizens, or better: take pride in them! As a responsible person in the highest ranks, it is his duty to reach out to this mistreated group and make them an equal part of society, despite his political ideas. As long as the term 'Jewish' is used as a religious term, opposed to 'Muslim', there is a problem. I don't see a problem when 'Jewish' is marked as an identity that belongs to a state and a people. I don't think that most Muslims would think there is a problem to live in any state, as long as this state respects them, protects them and gives them equal rights. That seems an honest deal.

    from the article: Lieberman: Peace talks must reassess Israeli-Arabs' right to citizenship
    First published 11:27 19.09.10 | Last updated 17:27 19.09.10
Haaretz Headlines
Thousands attend an anti-violence rally at Tel Aviv's Rabin Square, Sat. Aug. 1, 2015

Thousands across Israel protest violence, incitement

Uncle of murdered 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsheh speaks at Rabin Square: Before Ali there was Mohammed Abu Khdeir, and we don't know who will be next. We want the fires to end.

Photos of 18-month-old Palestinian Ali Saad Daobasa, victim of Friday's deadly arson attack.

Like Newtown, baby’s murder won’t change a thing

Israeli right-wing leaders and NRA supporters in America view calls for change as cynical ploys by political opponents.

Peter Oppenheim
My dad, the reluctant war hero

My father escaped Nazi Germany as a young child and returned to Europe in a U.S. army uniform, anxious to reduce Hitler to rubble.

14:08 01.08.15 | 2 comments
Illustration by Yael Bogen.

Why we don't know how to pick our leaders

Our craving for ideology means that we are partial to ideological leaders. But we need leaders who will make smart decisions that are aligned with the public interest.