The Israeli "justice" system has two sets of laws, one for reserved Israeli-Jews and another for Israeli-Arabs (not talking about palis). For the same exact crime, a jew always gets a lighter sentence than an Israeli-Arab. This fact puts the israeli system in part with ones in totalitarian countries like the arab world.
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from the article: Peres: Katsav sentence shows we are all equal before the law