Zionism may ultimately just be incompatible with integrating Arabs. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael UK
    • 20.12.10 | 15:24 (IST)

    It's not necessarily easy integrating western and eastern cultures and systems,as Europe and America are finding out. BUT and it's a crucial point, both Europe and the US have a huge advantage in that they have systems which emphasise nationality not race and religion. Zionism is built around race and religion. You could certainly have an Israeli state that fully integrated Arabs and treated Jews and non-Jews equally. But it's hard to see how you can have a Zionist state that fully integrates Areabs, when the Zionist state that has as it basis, the purpose of bringing as many Jews as possible to Israel, to build The Jewish State. In a Zionist state, Jews are always going to be more important than non-Jews.

    from the article: Shin Bet: Integrating Arabs into Israeli society might stop radicalization
    First published 10:57 20.12.10 | Last updated 10:57 20.12.10
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