After reading some of your letters to the editor in regards to The debate over Muni ads Claiming :Israeli apartheid' rages on I was truly shocked. Shocked to realize that some of your readers are so blinded by there support of Israel that they are willing to say anything in support of Israel and go to the extend of attacking the other person as lies.
Two of your readers title was "Arabs given full rights" and "Jewish state includes all" let me help them understand what they fail to realize. According to the New Israel Fund (NIF) where Rabbi Brain Lune is the president states "In every Arab community, and in the five mixed cities where both Jews and Arabs live, de facto discrimination is readily apparent. Israel's 1.37 million Arab citizens vote, pay taxes and speak Hebrew, yet suffer pervasive discrimination, unequal allocation of resources and violation of their legal rights. Housing, education, and income all substantially lag that of the Jewish majority. Only 3 percent of the land in Israel proper is owned by Arabs; permits are rarely granted to Arab families to expand their housing; and most Jewish towns and neighborhoods remain off-limits." (http://www.nif.org/issue-areas/israeli-ara…)
The Arab Citizen os Israel (ACRI) says "The Arab citizens of Israel face discrimination in almost every aspect of their lives – employment, allocation of educational resources, housing, land distribution and planning rights" (http://www.acri.org.il/en/category/arab-ci…)
According to the U;S Department (our own government) if your read wont believe an Israel source, a Arab Source how about a US source "" terrorist attacks against civilians; institutional and societal discrimination against Arab citizens, in particular in access to equal education and employment opportunities; societal discrimination and domestic violence against women; and the treatment of refugees, asylum seekers, and irregular migrants." they also not only discriminated against its Arab Citizens but also " included institutional and societal discrimination against non-Orthodox Jews and some minority religious groups; societal discrimination against persons with disabilities and Ethiopian Jews"
The same US Department release stated "“Resources devoted to Arab education were inferior to those devoted Hebrew education in the public education system”"(http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/human…)
There was an article that was recently published in Haaretz a well know Israel newspaper with the title "The Glorious State of Israel and its anti-Arab discrimination". it goes on and says "Only around 7 percent of all state employees are Arab. The real per-hour average wage for Arabs in 2009 was nearly 40 percent below that of Jews, and the situation is deteriorating. Not only are there more poor among the Arabs, but they are poorer than the Jewish poor" (http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/the-gloriou…)
I hope this opens up the eyes of your readers and let them now know the truth of the discrimination and Apartheid system of the so called democratic state of Israel. We have not even talked about Israel only roads…….
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