Israel’s Minorities

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-In the wake of blast that severely injured 15-year-old youth belonging to their community, Messianic Jews speak out against ill treatment at hands of religious Jews. (Ynet)

-Israel is taking steps to confront the “epidemic” of polygamy in Bedouin society. (Haaretz)

-But some defend the practice. (Haaretz)

-A look at an organization which brings solar power to unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev. (The Jerusalem Post)

-Shahar Ilan worries that attempts to purge the Knesset of its Arab members “could lead to the formation of an Israeli Arab parliament, calling for autonomy or an uprising in Israel.� (Haaretz)

-But Avigdor Lieberman, chair of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, retorts, “Just as the Jews of Morocco are loyal to its king, Israel’s minority groups must be… loyal to the state and its values as a Jewish state.â€? (Haaretz)

-Arab college graduates are having much more difficulty finding work in their field than their Jewish counterparts. (Haaretz)

Posted on April 9, 2008

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