December 12, 2007 7:31 PM Subscribe
posted by stammer (30 comments total)
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel says in its annual report that Israel has reached "new heights of racism
". Embedded WMV video, article, and, typically for Ha'aretz, some very interesting reader comments.
Another report, the Israeli Democracy Institute's 2007 Democracy Index
(pdf), reveals the Jewish State to be sharply divided. A majority of Israelis believe that relations are "not good" between rich and poor, between Jews and Arabs, between Ashkenazim and Mizrahim, between "new immigrants" and "old timers", and between secular and religious Jews. 51% of Israeli Arabs think that Jews are racist; 55% of Israeli Jews think that Arabs "will not reach the cultural standards of Jews". Only 59% of citizens consider themselves to be "part of Israel", compared to 79% in 2003.