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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:56 AM
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Israel's Cabinet Seeks to Extend Palestinian Marriage Law
Israels Cabinet today approved the extension of a law banning Palestinians who marry Israeli Arabs from living in Israel.

The law, enacted last year for an initial one-year period, was extended by six months. It still needs parliamentary approval.

Arabs make up about 20% of Israels population of 6.6 million, while about 3 million Palestinians live in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Many families were divided by ceasefire lines after Middle East wars, and over the years, marriage between the two groups has been common.

Israeli-Arab legislator Azmi Bishara denounced the Cabinets decision, calling it racist.

He said: There is an international democratic consensus that the Israeli law ... discriminates against large numbers of Israeli citizens.

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3221502
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 10:43 AM
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1. no race mixing....
Must keep Israel pure. :puke:

Reminds me of the Nuremburg Race Laws. And of course there's the venerable Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act No. 55 of 1949 in, oops-- South Africa.

Israel builds walled ghettos and has state sanctioned race laws. How can anyone argue that this is not an apartheid state?
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number6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:09 PM
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