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josh
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posted 18 June 2003 02:20 PM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Proposed law that will bar Palestinians in the occupied territories from marrying Israelis passes its first reading:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/305424.html


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lagatta
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posted 18 June 2003 02:32 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It is very upsetting that any modern state would dictate whom one may marry on a basis of nationality or ethnicity. The last couple of paragraphs in this story are disturbing indeed:

"MKs and Israel Association for Civil Rights leveled harsh criticism at the bill. Left wing and Arab MKs were infuriated by the bill. Meretz MK Zehava Gal-On (Meretz) noted the "racist and discriminatory bill divides individuals on an ethnic basis."

MK Ahmed Tibi (Hadash-Ta'al) said the bill is unethical because it regards to cross-Green Line marriages as ticking bombs that need to be prevented. MK Issam Makhoul (Hadash-Ta'al) called the proposed law "anti-democratic, and anti-human" and said that it flies in the face of international conventions. MK Wasil Taha (Balad) contended that a law that would not allow individuals to freely choose their marriage partners is reminiscent of German's World War II-era Nuremberg Laws."


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Blind_Patriot
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posted 18 June 2003 03:32 PM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
It is very upsetting that any modern state would dictate whom one may marry on a basis of nationality or ethnicity. The last couple of paragraphs in this story are disturbing indeed:
Exactly, this just goes to show the apartheid system and a racist government Israeli government. You say "modern state", do you mean modernly barbaric?

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al-Qa'bong
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posted 18 June 2003 09:25 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Would the spin on this be that segregated marriage ensures the "Jewish character" of Israel?

This law is so incomprehensible, so anti-humanist, that I don't know how anyone could put a positive spin on it.


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josh
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posted 18 June 2003 09:46 PM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I think they're worried more about Palestinians in the occupied territories marrying Arab-Israeli citizens.
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Michelle
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posted 18 June 2003 10:42 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Are you allowed to emigrate to Israel if you marry an Israeli citizen?
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Mycroft_
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posted 18 June 2003 10:54 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Knesset forbids citizenship to Palestinians who marry Israelis
By Gideon Alon, Haaretz Correspondent

A controversial government bill that would halt
granting citizenship to Palestinian residents of
the territories who marry Israelis passed its
first reading Wednesday in a stormy Knesset
session.

The bill also forbids granting Israeli citizenship in cases of reunification between families split between Israel and the territories, and it will strictly limit the ability of
Palestinians to obtain Israeli residence or to legally remain in the country.

The first reading passed by a vote of 47-28,
with 5 abstentions. If and when it passes its
second and third readings, it will only be in
effect for one year.


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