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|Subject: Israelis Jews favor official discrimination||Date: 10/23/2012 9:18 PM|
|Author: stevenjklein||Number: 22122 of 22731|
Subject: Most Israeli Jews favor official discrimination against Arab citizens.
I expected some small percentage of Israelis to have that view, but not a majority.
I've said before that I favor making Judaism a condition of citizenship, combined with a liberal conversion policy, the grandfathering of existing non-Jewish citizens, and conferring permanent resident alien status on newborn non-Jews (unless they choose to convert).
But I do think that all citizens should be treated alike, and so long as the current law (permitting non-Jewish citizens) stands, I oppose all discrimination by the government against citizens for arbitrary reasons.
(I'm not bothered by discrimination where national security is at stake. For example, I don't think I'd hire a Muslim to translate documents intercepted from hostile foreign governments.)
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