this is a private company conducting a survey its not a political institution - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • zionist forever
    • 23.08.10 | 11:53 (IDT)

    What the article conveniently forgets to mention is these questions are part of a wider survey not the only questions asked. The people who are conducting this survey are a private company and they are investigating what the people who will be using this train want. In all business you test the markets see what people want. If the majority of the people don't like the idea of arabs riding the train then they probably won't put any stops in palestinian areas if its going to make other passsengers uncomfortable. The palestinians are welcome to ride the train they just don't get a stop on their front door. Its about ECONOMICS. The only thing that does worry me is the fact that there is not going to be any security. You can get on at any stop with a bomb and you blow up a train you have the potential to kill hundreds. We have taken to much for granted that there have not been any suicide bombings for a while but they can restart at any time and it only takes 1 person with a bomb to kill alot of people. You want to take a regular train then before you can enter the station you need to go through a security check but on this one there is not going to be any security. I think they are going to find if some security is not provided then alot of people who would travel on the railway will find the busses safer. They are also opening themselves up to law suits first time there is a bomb people will be saying to the company you intentionally made a decision from the start not to provide any security now as a result people are dead we are going to sue you. This survey though is not racist or political its economic because customer always knows best.

    from the article: Officials slam 'racist' Jerusalem light rail survey
    First published 01:58 23.08.10 | Last updated 01:58 23.08.10
Haaretz Headlines
Palestinian workers remove the rubble of a building that was destroyed during the war

UN report: Gaza could become 'uninhabitable' by 2020

Eight years of economic blockade and three wars with Israel in six years accelerated de-development of Gaza Strip, UN Conference on Trade and Development report says.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

A crisis of trust in the Palestinian leadership

Poll shows only 16 percent of Palestinians back Abbas - but support for other leaders even lower.

Thousands of African asylum seekers stage protest

West secretly took in asylum seekers from Israel

Neither the UN nor the accepting countries release information on resettlement of asylum seekers from Israel. 'It’s very hush-hush,' a human-rights activist told Haaretz.

Eni's Bouri Offshore oil terminal is seen off the Libyan coast, in the Mediterranean sea

Egypt struck gas - what does it mean for Israel?

Why we were surprised by Eni’s huge gas find, why the find sent share prices of the Tamar and Leviathan partners tumbling and how the gas monopoly deal has become irrelevant - all your questions, answered.