There is a phrase much used in Israel by the media and government officials: "Preserving the Jewish character of Israel" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 10.03.11 | 15:29 (IST)

    Such a phrase would be verbotten in any real democracy, even if you removed the word "Jewish" and substituted any group of your choice.. "Preserving the Christian nature of America"? "Preserving the caucasian nature of America"? So many possibilities for right wingers everywhere. Sadly, the only right wingers that are free to pursue such a policy are Israelis. The big problem for Israel is not how to dispose of a few thousand black refugees. It is how to dispose of more than a million Arab citizens. These are the ones that most "dilute" Israel's "Jewish character".

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    First published 01:57 10.03.11 | Last updated 01:57 10.03.11
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