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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The best counterproof to charges of Israeli discrimination

From YNet:
Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz on Tuesday expressed confidence Israel would join the OECD [Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development] this year even though certain corruption issues have yet to be resolved.

"It is important for us to join the OECD, the most prestigious organization from an economic point of view, but also because of our international status," he said.

However the move met with opposition. MK Ahmad Tibi (United Arab List-Ta'al) called on the OECD not to accept Israel as a member during a meeting of Israeli and Palestinian journalists at the Knesset.

Tibi claimed that Israel does not meet the organization's regulations of equality in respect to its treatment of Arab citizens.

So we have a member of Knesset who is actively trying to hurt the nation he ostensibly serves. He's not just criticizing - he is telling an outside entity that his own country is rotten and should be punished.

Not only that, but he claims that the horrible crime that his country is guilty of is discrimination against its Arab citizens.

And he is an Arab member of Knesset!

Unreal.

In other discrimination news, the number of Bedouin who have joined the IDF has increased by more than 200% in the past two years, and the bigoted Israeli government is working hard to make sure that these Arab soldiers get jobs after their discharge.