Sunday, August 03, 2008

Apartheid, Israeli-style

From an AP story in today's news:

"There is an ongoing and widely documented policy of discrimination in planning and building, land expropriation, home demolition, the whole issue of revoking residency," said Sarit Michaeli of the Israeli human-rights group B'tselem.

Israeli Cabinet minister Isaac Herzog said maintaining a Jewish majority in Jerusalem is a key government objective, but denied it has been pursued at the expense of the city's Arabs.

"We believe in a Jewish majority in Jerusalem as such. It is the capital of the Jewish nation," Herzog said.

He dismissed claims of discrimination of Arab residents as "absolute nonsense," but acknowledged the city's Arab neighborhoods received fewer government resources.

Read the whole story here.


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