Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Stop the Apartheid Discrimination!

Oh, dear.

I believe I have discovered some new discrimination in Israel.

Haaretz April 6 page 5 reports some disturbing new numbers. And bear in
mind that Haaretz usually spins all news items to make Israel look bad and
Arabs look cuddly.

It turns out that Israeli Arabs in general (on average) are more commonly
home owners than the top 10% (by income) of the Israeli Jews! 92% of
Arabs live in owner owned housing, while only 70% of Jews do. Clearly a
case of disparity in need of affirmative action preferences, for Jews.

But will the Israeli chattering classes advocate such corrective
intervention to help Jews reach the Arab level of home ownership? Well,
if you think so, I have a nice bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

Oh and Jews are also overtaxed in terms of property taxes. The average
Jewish household pays 250 NIS per month in property taxes, while the
average Arab pays only 204 NIS.

Stop this apartheid discrimination at once!

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