Why Should They Celebrate? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Janice
    • 16.12.07 | 19:35 (IST)

    Why should Israeli Arabs celebrate a country that was responsible for the expulsion of at least 750,000 of their fellow Arabs from their homes and lands? Why should they celebrate a country that is based on a religion that is not theirs? Why should they celebrate a country that has moved many of them from their homes to lesser areas? Why should they celebrate a country that refuses to recognize many of their villages and still continues to remove them from some of those villages? Why should they celebrate a country that does not devote as great a percentage of the education budget to Arab schools as it does to Jewish schools/ Why should they celebrate a country that was built on their lands? Why should they celebrate a country that after 40 years still occupies and confiscates for their own use the lands of the West Bank? Until Israel ends the occupation and recognizes what it did to the people who were there before them there is no reason for the Arabs or anyone else to celebrate.

    from the article: A celebration for Jews only
    First published 00:00 16.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.12.07
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