The headline says, ‘Blood banks to accept donations from Ethiopian immigrants’. But it wasn’t true, as the very first sentence of the article makes abundantly clear.
The health ministry announced on Wednesday that blood donations would be accepted from anyone born in
Last November, young Ethiopian activists staged a demonstration across from the Prime Minister's Office protesting the policy that dictated the disposal of Ethiopian blood donations.
Until now, blood donated by Ethiopians was discarded …Health Minister Yaacov Ben Izri (Pensioners) [said] ‘As a minister, I am troubled by the negative and erroneous stigma with which Isr
Like many realities in
According to the Meir Panim charity, 670,000 Isr
The conference up in Herzliya had a session on Monday morning entitled, ‘Isr
It is my view that we do not need to forgo the essence of the state of
Predictably, in the context of a Conference on the Balance of Isr
This is another threat this state is facing. This threat is not the Arab minority itself, but rather the fragile relationship between Arabs and Jews in this land.
At the same session, Dr. Dan Schueftan, Deputy Director,
…in the short term we are facing a dead end. The source of the basic view of the Arab minority in
As far as the Arabs are concerned we have reached a dead-end…That is why we are making a fundamental mistake when trying to create symmetry on the basis of justice…
As far as the Jews are concerned, they also consider this situation to be a dead-end because they have no intention of doing what the Arab minority demands.
There is even a structural problem in the socio-economic field. The per-capita income of the Muslim population is substantially smaller than the income of non-ultra religious Jewish families.
even when there is an attempt to have a dialog, the dialog fails.
Here is where I am supposed to reassure you and tell you that everything will work out, however I claim the opposite: it will not work out. There is a consensus on the Palestinian side that has adopted the Palestinian ethos while well aware of its price. On the Jewish side there is a belief that there is no solution for this problem and accepts that as reality.
On a national level the situation is getting worse. Both sides are not content, but when facing the alternative the status quo will remain.
Anyway, that’s some of what they’re saying in public.
As Jonathan Cook (this is the same article I linked to in the comment on ‘the page of time’ on 20 January) wrote recently, to nullify the threat of accusations of apartheid,
…could say that all Palestinians who identified themselves as such -- whether in the occupied territories or inside
It could achieve this
*by redrawing borders, using the wall, so that an area densely populated with Palestinian citizens of Isr
* by continuing the process of corralling the
* by forcing Palestinian citizens living in the Galilee to pledge an oath of loyalty to
* and by stripping Arab Knesset members of their right to stand for election.
If Jonathan is right, and he’s taking justifiable pride in the accuracy of some of his predictions, ‘the status quo’ is a pretty rosy outlook.