Sunday, March 18, 2007

Put Your Home Where Your Loyalty Is

Israel's first ever Arab Muslim minister, Minister of Science, Culture and Sports Raleb Majadle - refuses to sing Israel's national anthem, HaTikvah. If this man refuses to sing the nation's anthem, how can he be trusted to be loyal to Israel as a Jewish State? Why should Majadle be in government if he obviously does not identify with character of the state?
Majadle's rejectionsim is part of a worrying trend of anti-semitism and anto-Zionism by Israel's Arab citizens. In a recent poll done by the Haifa Institute, more than a quarter of Israeli Arabs do not believe that the Holocaust happened. One third of colled and high-school graduates deny it. Artuz-7 news reported that 48% percent of Israeli Arabs believe that Hizbullah’s shelling of Israel’s northern residents was justified. The same figure believe the kidnapping of IDF reservists Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser was justified and 90 percent consider Israel’s bombing of Lebanon to have constituted war crimes. 76 percent of Arabs believe that Zionism is racist and 68 percent of Israeli Jews fear an Israeli-Arab wave of violence.
Israeli Arabs are exempt from serving in the army, many of them support the enemies of Israel and yet they are allowed to be part of the government! The emperor has no clothes! If the loyalties of Israeli Arabs belongs somewhere else, maybe their homes should belong there too.

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