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  •  Well a Jew can use the Arab buses (3+ / 0-)
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    mythatsme, Flying Goat, Lujane

    and vice versa, but the routes are laid out so that rarely happens. There are barely any non-segregated neighborhoods anywhere in the city. And both ethnic groups seem to like it that way. :(

    Haifa is the one non-segregated city in Israel -- Jews and Arabs live in the same neighborhoods, in the same blocks, and there is one bus system -- that runs on the Jewish Sabbath.

    •  Most of the ethnic group with all of the (4+ / 0-)

      political power likes it that way, anyway.

      income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

      by JesseCW on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 12:56:52 AM PST

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      •  No, Palestinians have consistently opposed (1+ / 0-)
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        attempts by Jews to move into Palestinian neighborhoods. The exception, as noted, is Haifa.

        •  Palestinians aren't allowed to live in 90% of (2+ / 0-)
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          Diane Gee, Flyswatterbanjo

          Israel, for a variety of legal and facts-on-the-ground reasons.

          Why do you think people relegated to a tiny portion of the available housing should be eager to share what little they've got?

          The fact that Jewish Israelis won't live in their neighborhoods is generally one of the only things that keeps housing prices there down to a level they can afford.

          White people weren't generally massively welcome to move into historically black neighborhoods during the 1950's, either.

          Jaffa, of course, is different.  Ethnic Cleansing didn't completely succeed there, largely because quite a lot of the Jewish community in Jaffa had immigrated long before the Nakba and were willing to protect their neighbors, friends, and business partners of two generations.

          Most of those with power in Israel haven't come to share that view of Palestinians as fully human beings of equal value, sadly.

          income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

          by JesseCW on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 02:54:12 AM PST

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