Subject: Most Israeli Jews favor official discrimination against Arab citizens.http://www.salon.com/2012/10/23/majority_of_israeli_jews_sup......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.)You seem to be taken aback by Israelis' racist attitudes, yet what you suggest is virtually the same but thinly veiled behind a "liberal conversion policy".How is your suggestion different from the Spanish Inquisition's liberal offer to Jews and Muslims to convert to Christianity? (or leave). Or the Sharia law which defines non-Muslims as low-class, right-less, residents? How is it different from denying blacks in America their civil rights? (Fortunately it's no longer legal in America).Elan
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