Friday, January 19, 2018

Israel - "The Sick Society"

Israel has a population of 8.9 million people of which 20 percent are Arab.

In January 2017, a report by the US State Department stated: "Institutional and societal discrimination against Arab citizens of Israel goes on in particular in access to equal education, housing, and employment opportunities."

In Arab East Jerusalem, 76 percent of the residents and 83.4 percent of the children live below the poverty line according to the poverty report of the National Insurance Institute. In Israel, the poverty rate average is 21.7 percent - and 30 percent among children. In short, Arabs are 50 percent poorer than others in Israel. 

In 2014, Israel's President Reuven Rivlin addressed what he called an "epidemic" of anti-Arab racism: "Israeli society is sick, and it is our duty to treat this disease. … I'm not asking if they've forgotten how to be Jews, but if they've forgotten how to be decent human beings."

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