"Unfortunately, that's the situation and it needs improvement" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Falcon
    • 28.10.12 | 10:50 (IST)

    Mr Ben Meir, you have not appraised the situation in a fair and balanced way. The state of Israel has been created at the expense of a Palestinian state. Israel holds power over the Palestinians. And the situation that exists is unjust. Like many Israelis, you seem to be saying: "We have to tolerate the injustice to keep what we want". Most right-thinking people think that justice should have primacy over state religiosity, itself an aberration in today's secular world. In Jewish statehood, the non-jew is by definition a second class citizen: hence, the accusation of apartheid. Far better (more just) to have a single state with democratic rights for Palestinians - and worry about the "jewishness" of the state later. It would take courage to do that, but the present situation amounts to oppression. The inability of many Israelis to see that is surely a most impressive example of mass brainwashing.

    from the article: Most of us don't want apartheid
    First published 03:28 28.10.12 | Last updated 03:28 28.10.12
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