Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy
I doubt he will, Direckshun does not do specifics. I fail to see the apartheid comparison, as far as I know, arab citizens in Israel have full rights, and can live and practice their religion in peace.
When someone uses the word that way, it makes me believe he doesn't even have a clue what apartheid even means. I wonder if he accuses Jordan of the same ?
Along with religious freedom, Palestinian Arabs in Jerusalem have unprecedented political rights. Arab residents were given the choice of whether to become Israeli citizens. Most chose to retain their Jordanian citizenship. Moreover, regardless of whether they choose to be an Israeli citizens or not, Jerusalem Arabs are permitted to vote in municipal elections and play a role in the administration of the city.
“I also respect the fact that Israel allows for a multifaith climate in which every Friday a thousand Muslims pray openly on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. When I saw that, I had to ask myself, where in the Islamic world can 1,000 Jews get together and pray in full public view?”
— Muslim author Irshad Manji