Suppressing half of Israel? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ruedi1
    • 08.03.11 | 20:01 (IST)

    Firstly, Israeli Arabs constitute roughly twenty percent of Israels population - unless you count the Westbank to Israel, which you hopefully should not. Secondly, no Arab in any Arab country is less "suppressed" than the Israeli ones, that actively (if they want and most do) live in a real democraciy, something totally unknown to Arab culture, even when in these days some Arab states suffer from something, that the well meaning but ignorant world takes as a real desire for democracy, but lacking any basis for such. At best having demonstrations by millions is an expression of free expression, but not more. But the present upheavals in the Arab world show before anything else that the situation of the Arab people in their own corrupted lands has absolutely no connection to the existence of Israel. Trying to prove the contrary is pure fabrication.

    from the article: U.K.: Mideast peace process is too vital to fail over regional turmoil
    First published 18:37 08.03.11 | Last updated 18:37 08.03.11
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