Thursday, May 30, 2013

AbuKhalil Decries Israel's Apartheid


When you open the link he so graciously provides, you read the following:

"Superland Rishon Lezion is trying to minimize damage after its decision not to allow Arab students in its gates on certain days caused tumult. Education Minister to discriminated teacher: I'm shocked"

And then:

"The exposure of this discrimination led the Chairman of the Education, Culture and Sports Committee MK Amram Mitzna to hold an urgent hearing on Monday. Mitzna called on Education Minister Shai Piron to stop schools from sending their students to Superland and the mayor of Rishon Lezion to take legal actions against the discriminators. "This behavior is a slap in the face of the efforts to deal with racism within Israeli society," said Mitzna. [-]
 In wake of the public uproar, the park's management released an additional statement saying: "Recently, the Superland's management responded (possibly mistakenly, but certainly not maliciously) to requests lodged by both Jewish and Arab schools to visit the park separately."

"It should be stressed," the statement reiterated, "that these requests came from both Arab and Jewish schools. The Superland never has, nor will it ever, tolerate any expressions of racism. We apologize to our Jewish and Arab visitors who were hurt as a result of the Superland's consent to the schools' requests."

So while Israelis, young and old, are aspiring for " a joint life, between Jews and Arabs...  Values of equality, partnership and tolerance ..." and are doing everything necessary to follow words with decisive actions, let me remind you what AbuKhalil aspires to:

I was looking forward to the end of the world as it would have permitted me--even for a second--to witness the end of the Zionist entity over Palestine.


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