Yehoshua and Israel 'proper' #52 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 01.03.10 | 14:32 (IST)

    May not be an apartheid regime but it is institutionally racist. Ehud Olmert, Israel's former prime minister, admitted racial discrimination was rife in a speech to the parliament in December 2008. "It is terrible that there is not even one Arab employee [out of 900] at the Bank of Israel." Of the civil service, he added: "There is no arguing that some government ministries did not hire Arabs for years." Government statistics show that 12.5 per cent of all Arab college graduates are unemployed, nearly four times the figure for Jewish graduates. Then again on 12/11/2008 haaretz reported. "Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Wednesday decried the "deliberate and insufferable" discrimination against Arabs at the hands of the Israeli establishment, during an appearance before a Knesset panel in Jerusalem." http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1036798.html

    from the article: Universities across the globe mark Israeli Apartheid Week
    First published 02:21 01.03.10 | Last updated 19:11 01.03.10
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