Thursday, March 29, 2007

Poll shows that half of Israel's Jewish population believes that Arabs should be encouraged to leave the country

Yoav Stern:

A Poll sponsored by the Center for the Campaign Against Racism found that half the Jewish population of Israel believe the state should encourage Arab emigration.

The poll, conducted by the Geocartography Institute and presented Tuesday at a press conference, found a sharp increase in the number of Israeli Jews who support Arab emigration in comparison to a similar poll conducted last year.

The poll was carried out in December 2006, and included 500 participants. The margin of error is 4.4 percent.

In addition, the poll addresses the Jewish reaction to hearing the Arabic language spoken on the streets of Israel. According to the data, some 50 percent of the participants said they become fearful when they hear the Arabic language spoken around them. 43 percent said they feel uncomfortable, and 30 percent feel hatred. In contrast, last year only 17.5 percent said they feel hatred when faced with spoken Arabic.

The poll participants were also asked about work relations with Arabs. 50 percent said they would refuse to work at a job in which their direct supervisor would be Arab. This number represents a 47 percent increase since the 2005 poll on the same topic.

Center for the Campaign Against Racism director Baher Awdeh called on the state of Israel on Tuesday to "wake up" in light of these findings, and utilize its judicial and education systems to combat this rise in racist sentiments. Awdeh said that the fact that Israel is defined as the "Jewish state" is discriminatory against Arabs in and of itself. "Jewish citizens interpret this definition to mean that they are superior or entitled to more rights than Arab citizens," he said.

Awdeh offered his explanation for the deterioration of Jewish-Arab relations, saying the war in Lebanon, and the opposing views it generated among Jewish and Arab citizens, could have contributed to the deterioration. Another reason could be the entry of Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) to the coalition, being a politician known for his anti-Arab views. He added that Israel's policy of expropriating Palestinian lands and destroying Palestinian homes may have also contributed to the problem.

"When Sheikh Raed Salah said what he said in Jerusalem, he was immediately arrested and indicted. But when Jewish religious figures and politicians express anti-Arab views, no indictments are filed, even months later," Awdeh said.

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At 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell us something we didn't know. The only exception is that the rather pathetic people who run this blog will find someway to justify this racism.

This is a call for ethnic cleansing and no doubt the Senators and Congressman will be running to provide aid to allow this to happen, after all the dummys pay for settlements and land theft already.

Love to hear what those two clowns Bush and Blair have to say about this. No doubt they'll offer whole hearted support.

At 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we get rid of the muslims in the US as well? Arabs/muslims are bad news in any country, even in their own.

At 1:48 PM, Anonymous Paul said...

Can we get rid of the muslims in the US as well?

Unfortunately, the United States is only allowed to do as Israel says, not as Israel does.

At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After spending years preparing people for this why is it such a suprise.

This has always been the plan. Daniel Pipes, Melanie Phillips, Barbara Amiel, Richard Pearle and co. have always advocated a tough response to Arabs and now they have got the public thinking their way.

Where is the State Dept condemnation? Err nowhere.

This blogger who loves to pretend otherwise is now caught in a bind - what does he support??

For years some Jews have claimed there isn't even a Palestinian people and the land was unsettled. Golda Meir made such a claim.

So why the suprise.

Deep down the Nazi philosophy has come to Israel and this is indeed a sad day.

For years Jewish commentators have whipped up a growing lie about an internal Muslim/Arab problem.

Yet all spies caught in the USA have been Jewish. Strange this isn't discussed.

Now they are whipping people up to allow ethnic cleansing with USA and UK support.

The world is silent in the face of this.


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