Please be Jewish, or else

Israel is a state where all citizens are treated equal, but being Jewish is essential:

An Israeli resident of Jerusalem and her Palestinian husband from Ramallah petitioned the High Court of Justice on Sunday, requesting that it instruct the state to cease denying them the opportunity to live together as a couple.

Israel has banned the Palestinian husband, Osama Zaater, a sculptor by trade, from entering the country proper while his wife, Yasmin Avisher, a ballet dancer, has been denied permission by the state to set foot in Palestinian territory.

This is about as logical and moral as Donald Rumsfeld claiming that “turning our backs on postwar Iraq today would be the modern equivalent of handing postwar Germany back to the Nazis.”

Exceptionalist arrogance is both borderless and transportable.

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