Israel’s human rights deficit

Akiva Eldar, Haaretz, July 7:

After 40 years, the time has come for politicians to understand that destroying more Arab homes and building more houses for Jews will not transform Jerusalem into a more united city. In Jerusalem, like any locale situated between the sea and the Jordan River, a binational reality exists, in which one ethnic group rules by force over another ethnic group. Historically, Israel’s governments have treated Jerusalem’s Arabs as hostile surplus. The policy of “enlightened occupation” was adopted in their case, even though it has been proven bankrupt in the rest of the territories, and these people were expected to appreciate this and become loyal residents of the Zionist entity.