It’s not bigotry when we say it

Why will so few Israelis and Diaspora Jews unequivocally condemn the growing tide of racist remarks and intent sweeping the Jewish state?

The answer is clear; deep down, they have no real issue with the Arab minority in Israel and Palestinians in the occupied territories being treated as second-class citizens:

In Non-Jews in a Jewish State, a fascinating book recently published (in Hebrew only) concerning the responsa of Yitzhak Halevi Herzog, Israel’s first Ashkenazi chief rabbi, Herzog makes it absolutely clear that the country will be judged on how it treats its non-Jewish citizens. Writing before the establishment of the state, he said: “The most difficult thing concerning the democratic character of the state… is the question of minority rights.”

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