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Yitzhak Laor demands recognition for Palestinians in Israel

Tamar Shlaim19 September 2010

In his latest Ha'aretz article Yitzhak Laor, author of The Myths of Liberal Zionism,  draws attention to the huge gulf separating the richest and poorest inhabitants of Israel and argues passionately for the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel. 

Recognition of an exclusive Jewish nationality for our country, which Netanyahu is demanding from the Palestinians now, is nothing but a demand to recognize the legitimacy of racist discrimination against the Arab minority in Israel. If this minority had been awarded equal rights, including water rights for agriculture, equality in education and health care, and equal employment opportunities, there would be no need to go back to the Nakba. It would become a wound like other past wounds, like the partial extinction of other national minorities.

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