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‘Jews Only’ JNF land plan counters Israel’s values


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/jews_only_jnf_land_plan_counters_israels_values_20070810

It is unthinkable that Israel will be a country where purchasing land will require a paper from the chief rabbinate certifying one's Jewish status. It is unthinkable that Christian and Muslim Israelis, non-Jewish foreign investors and the 700,000 Russian immigrants whose religious status is unclear will be prohibited from leasing public lands. It is unthinkable that a people who has suffered from similar discriminatory laws throughout its history, including in Iran and Saudi Arabia today, will now impose them on others.

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