Knesset advisor: Jewish-only communities – racism
Telem Yahav
Published: 05.12.12, 19:16
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1. Hmm. Interesting.
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.05.12)
Does that mean that Arab villages are racist? They're all Arab-only. Where's the public fury? And if Arabs are permitted to impose Arab-only restrictions, then where is the legal justification for denying Jews the right to impose Jews-only restrictions? You cannot have it both ways. If it is legal for Arabs, then it is legal for Jews. Deal with it.
2. Arabs, Leftist speak about racism
William ,   Israel   (12.05.12)
While they claim Jew-only neighborhoods is racism, they support Arab-only neighborhoods as "native culture" and any Jews seeking to move in as "settlers" and "obstacles to peace and understanding". What I see here is discrimination by Arabs, Leftists on this topic, which is the real form of racism.
3. double standards
Moshe Halevy ,   planet reason   (12.05.12)
While I would love nothing more than to see the land of israel being peacefully developed and settled by all sons of avraham aveinu; and while I do not condone discrimination of any kind, let's put things into perspective: This kind of DISPUTABLE news makes the headlines but it's become socially acceptable to say that Jews need to be ethnically cleansed from their own motherland? What a perversion of justice.
4. it seems...
red ,   toronto, canada   (12.05.12)
it seems that the arabs have no such dilemmas - it is still punishable by death to sell property to a jew anywhere in arab palestine (jordan, judea, samaria, and gaza), but no one is calling them "racist". is it only civilized peoples who are held to a higher standard, or is it just that liberals are selectively blind?
5. But remember, only Jewish areas are racist.
BH ,   Iowa   (12.05.12)
To say otherwise would mean holding Jews to the same standards as everyone else. That would violate the Double Standards D of the 3 Ds of anti-semitism (Demonization, Delegitimization, and Double Standards). All Arab areas are not a problem. There are French cities in France, Japanese cities in Japan. All are perfectly legitimate. This in no way says there can't be nation-states in general, it just means there can't be one in specific. Guess which one.
6. But NO JEWS can live in "Palestine" is just fine...?
Arab Bigots!!!   (12.05.12)
Jews aren't even allowed anywhere in PA controlled areas let alone live there... talk about racism.
7. First they called for the expulsion of the settlers
Jake   (12.05.12)
And I didn't speak out, because I wasn't a settler. Then they called for for Israel to give up east Jerusalem. I didn't speak out because I didn't live in east Jerusalem. Then they called for Israel to stop the Judaization of Galilee and the Negev. I didn't speak out because I didn't live in the Galilee or the Negev. Then they called for Israel to withdraw from Lod, Ramle, Jaffa, Acco, Ashkelon, Beersheba, and other areas of the proposed Arab state in the 1947 UN Partition Plan. I didn't speak out, because I didn't live in those areas. Then they called for the "internationalization" of Jerusalem. I didn't speak out, because I didn't live in Jerusalem. Then they called for the "right of return" of Arabs to Haifa, Tiberias, and Tz'fat. I didn't speak out, because I didn't live in any of these places. Then they came for my home in Tel Aviv. And there was no one left to speak for me.
8. So what if it IS racist, arabs are racist as can be..
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (12.05.12)
9. Racism?
Arie ,   Sderot   (12.05.12)
Yet the demands that the Jewish State finance a new ARAB ONLY city in the Galilee, which was approved under Olmert, is acceptable. Typical neo-nazi let's destroy the Jewish State mentality of the left
10. Arab only villages: Racism--- Arab States :Racism
11. Will backfire. What about Arab only towns
Mark   (12.05.12)
12. Arab only cities, not? hypocrite!
Larry ,   Los Angeles   (12.05.12)
13. Jews living in Arab towns?
Mark ,   Cleveland USA   (12.06.12)
Anyone who knows anything about Israel knows that the schools and public services in an Israeli Arab town are subpar and receive significantly less funding than a Jewish one. How many Jews would be caught dead slumming in an Arab town? The answer is none, so the argument is nonsense. It is more realistic to imagine the opposite situation, where moderate, peaceful Arabs wanted to move into a Jewish city and take advantage of the increased safety, better schooling (if they could put up with the discrimination they would face in public schools) and better services. But of course, the good Jews would move to keep them out.
14. Kol Hakoved # 7
Ellen ,   Israel/NYC   (12.06.12)
15. how bout joining us
courtney ,   usa   (12.06.12)
in the real world... its getting harder and harder to defend israel these days
16. Racism?
Cheryl ,   Chicago, IL   (12.06.12)
You're full of it. What about Saudi Arabia?
17. Barring non-Jews
Syd Chaden ,   Palermo Calif USA   (12.06.12)
According to the USA, Europe, the UN, and the Muslim World, It's OK for Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries to ban Jews, and to ban the overt practice of any religion but Islam. It is OK for Muslims to kill Muslims, in any Muslim country except Syria.. It is OK for Muslim countries to declare that Israel should be destroyed. It is OK for Muslim Mullahs to issue Fatwas calling for the death of all Jews. It's OK, because it is the Muslims doing those things. So, Israel should understand why it is not OK for Israel to build apartments, build settlements, or limit access to Jews. It is not OK, because Israel is not Muslim.
18. women only changing rooms is sexist?
David ,   Shiloh Israel   (12.06.12)
19. #8 Bunnie do enlighten us with your aliah plans
Avi ,   Israel   (12.06.12)
20. China has chinese majority towns everywhere, Japan has too,,
mary_of_bethany ,   singapore   (12.06.12)
Everybody Know most Arab countries has Arab majority towns/villages everywhere, not just the Jews are the Minorities, but also withhold privileges.... EU accept it as natural as Mother Nature, so is the other countries like China has their Chinese Majority villages, and Japan has their Japanese majority villages, so are the countries like Malaysia and Indonesia where they have their Malay majority town, and privileges given first foremost to Malays, then lesser to the chinese there. so what the big deal about Israel the only country for the Jews to have Majority town for Jews??? and nobody actually saying about uprooting the arabs already living there correct? just encouraging the Jewish young couples or families to move there, SO?
21. Say HI Saudi Arabia first!
BUTSeriously ,   Sydney   (12.06.12)
22. idiots
jane ,   LA, USA   (12.06.12)
oh shut up! muslim only communties just normal?
23. What about non Jews who aren't Arabs?
Where can they settle and live in Israel?
24. World's most racist states
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (12.06.12)
are China and Japan. Thousands of towns and villages with 100% chinese and japanese population.
25. Arab Town & Villages in Israel
Jews can live anywhere within the State of Israel, Arab Town or villages without fear. This our Country, and the Israeli Arabs should be thankful to the Israeli Jews that we Jews let the Arabs live in our Jewish Country.
26. Isn't Judaism a religion?
bad Assed Jew ,   United States   (12.06.12)
When was it a 'race'? The only 'race' I can see is which arab spring 'leader' massacres more of his own undefended people.
27. Israel is at war from within and from without
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (12.09.12)
We cannot allow our nation to be subverted.
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