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Poll says majority of Israelis support apartheid policies

February 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm

A poll published by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reveals that the majority of Israelis support discriminatory laws and policies against its non-Jewish citizens which create an apartheid system in the country. The survey showed that almost half of Israelis support the expulsion of Arabs from Israel to territory under the control of the Palestinian Authority. A majority of Israelis think that Jews should be given preference over Arabs in employment.

On the question of whether there is a political apartheid in Israel, 58 per cent of respondents said yes; going one step further, 47 per cent support the expulsion of Arabs from Israel. When asked about separate roads for Palestinians and Jewish settlers in the occupied territories, 74 per cent said that they are a good thing. If Israel goes ahead and annexes the occupied West Bank, 69 per cent would insist that Palestinians must be prevented from participating in elections; one third actually want to prevent Israel’s Arab citizens from voting in Israeli elections.