What's strange about Olmert's remarks? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Colin Wright
    • 28.01.07 | 21:19 (IST)

    He points to (imaginary) improvements in Arab education -- while on the ground, the reality turns out to be the exact opposite. So? Israel does this the time. They claim to be dismantling settlements while building them. They welcome the Arabs to stay while driving them out. They attack Lebanon and then protest the unprovoked barrage of rockets that comes in response. What's new? To return to the schools, OF COURSE you have to pretend you want good education for Arabs. Obviously, that's the last thing you want: if they are to remain an underclass, the Arabs must remain not merely notionally but actually inferior. So? You do what you've always done. Claim the first and pursue the second. Olmert would seem to be a fine leader for Israel.

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