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    • Israeli
    • 08.01.10 | 16:39 (IST)

    I think this is a very important issue to raise. On the one hand, I want to ensure my families safety and the safety of all who travel. Safety is more important than potential insult. On the other, it bothers me greatly when I see Palestinian Israelis stopped in front of others, questioned in public, and often not treated professionally. I also don?t think that because someone is Jewish, it necessarily means they cannot be a terrorist towards other Jews. I know a few anti-Zionist Jews who completely excuse Palestinian violence as ?natural? and what is stopping these Jews from taking the next step towards violence for a cause? I know that Palestinians see the racial profiling as a way to humiliate and make Arabs feel unwelcome. I know from security friends that this is not the motivation but we do have to understand that this is how it is interpreted.

    from the article: In Israel, racial profiling doesn't warrant debate, or apologies
    First published 02:08 08.01.10 | Last updated 12:35 08.01.10
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