July 15, 2018
Yes, there are Arabs that live in Israel with restricted rights, even though it is a Jewish ethno-state.
They need manual laborers, after all.
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Friday came out in support of a clause in the controversial nation-state bill sanctioning Jewish-only communities in Israel, saying he could live with segregated Arab housing “very well.”
“There are different security and social needs,” he said during the interview with Radio 103, adding that Israel already has numerous segregated neighborhoods for the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel.
“This is a Jewish and democratic state, and if a community wants to separate for certain reasons, I can live with that very well,” he said.
The clause in the Likud-sponsored legislation, which the government hopes to have approved by the end of the month, would allow the state to “authorize a community composed of people having the same faith and nationality to maintain the exclusive character of that community.”
That portion of the text is seen as allowing towns to exclude Arab citizens, or even other Jewish communities, and has come under criticism in Israel.
Politicians, legal advisers and others have warned that clause 7B in the so-called Jewish State bill is discriminatory and could cast a dark shadow over Israel in the international arena.
President Reuven Rivlin, whose role is mainly symbolic, expressed concerns about the bill in a rare intervention in Israeli politics earlier this week. In a letter to lawmakers, Rivlin warned the legislation in its current form “could harm the Jewish people worldwide and in Israel and could even be used as a weapon by our enemies.”
Note that he doesn’t question the morality of it or how it would affect Arabs – just how it would possibly harm global Jewish interests.
But yeah, probably Rivlin has a point there.
Because like, you know – this is exactly what I’m demanding in America.
It’s also exactly what is the opposite of what Jews are pushing in every white country.
And the thing is: people are looking at you, Jews.
Like when you shot all those protesters – people saw that.
So, you know – watch yo seff.
At this point though, Israel is doing so much shit, I don’t really see how this would make much of a difference.