Mikey93 wrote:That is actually far from truth. It’s exactly haredim/ultraorthodox Jews who are against the existence of Israel. For them only the true messiah should gather the exiles in the Holy Land (therefore they refuse to abide by its laws). Same with the Zionists. Zionism is not synonymous with imperialism. Zionism goal per se is developing the state of Israel and not enlarging its borders and occupying Palestine territories. I don't doubt there are chauvinists in Israel as in every country, but these are just unfounded conjectures. Anyway, I wonder where you’ve got that information from.
Sorry, you're right, I mispoke. I was thinking about the national-religious types (messianic-style Zionism), not ultra-Orthodoxy. As far as your caveat regarding my use of the term Zionist, that's precisely why I talked about Zionist hardliners
but it also should be noted that Israel, a tiny country comparing to its neighbours countries, received FAR greater number of refugees from Europe and Arab states, and made them equal citizens despite the great cultural and language barrier
Good on them. When are they going to make Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza equal citizens?
(Palestinians have equal rights in Israel as well!!).
That's not what the Palestinians themselves seem to think, but I guess according to your above comment none of them are "educated human beings". It's also pretty clear that these alleged "equal rights" are only applied to a subset of Palestinians, i.e. those with Israeli citizenship. Those in the Bantustans don't have as much luck.
Whereas the Palestinians who fled to neighbouring Arab countries were (are) kept in internment camps and never became equal, even after 2 or 3 generations. And why? To keep their national consciousness strong enough and to ensure future fedayeen actions.
I wonder where you got the impression that I'm some huge fan of authoritarian Arab states from. Is there any Zionist argument that isn't some kind of expression of tu quoque