To Margie on what is fact and what is fiction - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Marlene
    • 09.12.07 | 22:47 (IST)

    What a person considers himself to be and what the state says he is are quite different. Arabs are ususally referred to as Israeli Arabs, but the fact is there is no Israeli nationality so in fact, Arabs are not nationals of Israel. You might be familiar with some court cases in Israel from petitioners, including Jews, who want the state to recognize them as "Israelis" but so far, the answer has been no. There is also no honor in serving in Israel's forces and then having to be discriminated against at an airport only because you're an Arab. This is just one example. But this is Israel. At least, thankfully, there are Jewish citizens of Israel who recognize that their country is quite racist instead of making excuses for it as you do

    from the article: The impossible forfeit
    First published 00:00 09.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 09.12.07
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