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    • Shlomo from Tel-Aviv
    • 29.08.10 | 12:03 (IDT)

    What's wrong with the quoted statements? It's undeniable fact, which everybody admits and each government pledges to fix (but never fulfill the pledges) - that the Israelis of Palestinian origin are discriminated against. As for the Druze community in Israel - there's simply nothing contradictory in being proud Arab and Palestinian and proud Israeli, and Israeli Druzes are exemplary community in this respect, they can serve as an example for all Israelis on being loyal and proud citizens of democratic and multicultural state and at the same time maintain their own communal identity, their culture, their language. Those, who try to push more "patriorism" into the schooltexts are living in the past generations, they don't understand what modern state is and what modern community is. They are simply anachronistic.

    from the article: Education ministry revising textbook for being too critical of Israel
    First published 00:56 29.08.10 | Last updated 00:56 29.08.10
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