Would Sheleg support a law allowing communities in the UK and US, for example, to keep Jews out? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael UK
    • 30.03.11 | 11:07 (IST)

    His argument sounds very calm and reasonable until you ask that question. I, personally, would be horrified if anywhere I lived attempted to exclude Jews from it. Yet according to Sheleg's argument that would be OK, or not too bad anyway. People down the centuries in Europe, of course, did precisely that. They thought that Jews did 'not suit the lifestyle and social fabric of the community' so they shut them up in ghettoes or kicked them out of the country. That's the trouble with Sheleg's argument and this law. It's a slippery slope from allowing Jewish communities to exclude Arabs all the way down to ethnic cleansing. Once you're on the slippery slope you might be able to delay your fall, or even stop, but you might just go all the way down. Who knows? Best to avoid the slippery slope in the first place really.

    from the article: It isn't for the state to promote Arab-Jewish coexistence
    First published 03:31 30.03.11 | Last updated 03:31 30.03.11
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