Small communities have their own little culture and they don't want an influx of people who don't agree with their culture so they are being given the right to vet new comers. Contreversial maybe discriminatory no because it works both ways small arab communities can also vet new comers. This bill applies only to communities of 400 and bellow.Considering the arabs make up the majority of the population in the Galilee and in the past have even tried to get the government to pass legislation limiting the number of jews who can move there I would have thought this bill works in their favor. You have an small arab community and a whole load of jews decide they want to move in and take over based on demographics the arabs can say no way hosay and they can block this influx of jews and keep their small arab community. As for the nakba bill, why on earth should taxpayer money be used to fund events where people go around burning the flag and saying the country has no right to exist? Name me a country ANYWHERE in the entire world where taxpayers would be asked to fund events like that? The only reason the arabs are complaining about this bill is because we were stupid enough to ever allow it. Would taxes be better spend on giving social workers better pay or nakba events? This bill doesn't ban them from holding the events and if these idiots want to go around saying a country thats been established now for over sixty years has no right to exist and burn the flag they are more than welcome, freedom of protest is allowed in this country. This bill just says if they want to hold the events they pay for them not taxpayers. I don't see anything in either of these bills that is unjustly discriminating against arabs.
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