It is an erroneous analogy to compare the PalArabs with the Blacks in America during the civil rights era. The American Blacks just wanted equality and freedom. The PalArabs want the destruction of the Jewish state. That is their end-game. At least that is the goal of the PalArab leadership. Let's not delude outselves.
Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners (Haaretz)
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