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Subject:  Re: Israelis Jews favor official discrimination Date:  10/25/2012  9:01 PM
Author:  elann Number:  22128 of 22753

blatant racism

Race cannot be changed, but religion can be changed. Discrimination based on religion cannot, therefore, be racist. (Unless the favored religion prohibits people of a certain race from converting.)

Okay, I'll concede the semantic difference. It's no racism. It religious bigotry.

You are a proponent of apartheid…

No, I'm not. Just as the US and every other country has standards for citizenship, and treats non-citizens differently, so does Israel.

The U.S. and all other civilized countries, including Israel, do not bar citizenship on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin. A country that will deny citizenship from native born residents, based on their racial or religious affiliation is an apartheid regime.

Let me ask you this: Do you think it's proper that Arabs should be excused from military service, and blocked from top jobs at Mossad and Shin Bet? If so, then you are the same as I am. It's just a matter of degree.

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