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Raising Arab Children in Israel

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Submitted by Dan Rusen (Canada), Mar 23, 2012 at 17:24

There's no problem raising Arab kids in Israel. They may learn their languages, yet enjoy freedom and all the benefits. The same rules apply in Japan, where outsiders do not get citizenship, yet nobody is complaining. There are other places too with similar rules - like Iceland, and soon Holland, and maybe Australia as well. Countries that are serious about preserving their national character and identity must insist on uniformity tempered with good will and respect for the minority - without insulting, depriving, or marginalizing them.

Israeli Arabs who don't like it will certainly have a tough time teaching their kids how bad they have it . Leave that to the hate filled Arab TV stations that are also allowed to broadcast over the free airwaves in Israel.

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