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by anzya

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel releases a report this Sunday criticising Israel for its practice of granting “conditional” rights to its residents.  Ha’aretz reported yesterday that “basic rights in Israel are increasingly conditioned on the identity and gender of those who seek to realize them”.

“Conditional rights” seems a nice way of saying “blatant discrimination” to me. It’s about as double-speak a phrase as they come! But the report seems to raise some important points, including the proposed “Nakba bill” which will cut public funding for institutions that allow the commemoration of the Nakba, crackdowns on protests against Operation Cast Lead, and “racist policies in the education system,” towards Ethiopians.

You can read about the report in Ha’aretz and on Ynet.

Thanks to New Profile for the links.

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