[IWAR] ISRAEL poll on limiting Arab rights

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Date: Wed Jan 21 1998 - 16:39:24 PST

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    This is particularly disturbing. --MW
    Many Israeli teens against rights for Arabs, poll indicates
          Copyright  1998 Nando.net
          Copyright  1998 Reuters
       JERUSALEM (January 21, 1998 7:01 p.m. EST http://www.nando.net) - Almost
       half of the Jewish teens in Israel believe Arab citizens should be
       denied at least some civil rights, according to a poll commissioned by
       education officials.
       The poll, made available to Reuters on Wednesday, showed that 19 percent
       of the 400 teens surveyed believed Arabs should be expelled from Israel
       because they endangered its security. And a total of 18 percent say
       Arabs should be denied some of their rights because they do not serve in
       the Israeli army, and 7 percent contend that Arabs do not deserve equal
       rights in Israel.
       Under law, Israeli Arabs are not required to serve in the army of the
       Jewish state.
       A third of those who said Arabs should be expelled from Israel were
       religious Jews, according to the Geocartography poll carried out earlier
       this month and commissioned by the education committee of the Union of
       Local Authorities.
       Shmuel Abuav, head of the education committee, said the poll results
       were troubling.
       "If almost half Jewish youth in Israel believe that Arabs should be
       denied rights as citizens of Israel, it means the gap between the two
       communities is still very wide," Abuav said in a statement issued along
       with the poll.
       Israeli Arabs make up almost 25 percent of Israel's population and often
       complain of discrimination.
       The poll had a margin of error of 4.8 percent.

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