The facts speak for themselves (and should be used next time anybody proudly states that Israel is the Middle East’s only democracy, conveniently forgetting the vile anti-Arab sentiment within its society):
Author Sami Michael, president of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, said upon the release of the organization’s annual report that racism was so rife it was damaging civil liberty in Israel.
According to the June 2007 Democracy Index of the Israel Democracy Institute, for example, only half the public believes that Jews and Arabs must have full equal rights.
Among Jewish respondents, 55 percent support the idea that the state should encourage Arab emigration from Israel and 78 percent oppose the inclusion of Arab political parties in the government. According to a Haifa University study, 74 percent of Jewish youths in Israel think that Arabs are “unclean.”