Petty Apartheid, Israeli style...
Ha'aretz, via JSF.
Just try and imagine a housing minister like Ariel Atias in any other "Liberal Democracy" in the world:
Housing Minister Ariel Atias on Thursday warned against the spread of Arab population into various parts of
"I see [it] as a national duty to prevent the spread of a population that, to say the least, does not love the state of
The Shas minister referred to Harish, a housing project built for the Haredi community in northern
Atias went on to address the issue of the Galilee, saying that "if we go on like we have until now, we will lose the
Atias argued that lands should be marketed to each sector separately, in order to create segregation, not just between Jews and Arabs but also between other sectors, such as ultra-Orthodox and secular Jews. "There is a severe housing crisis among the young ultra-Orthodox couples, and in the general population. I, as an ultra-Orthodox Jew, don't think that religious Jews should have to live in the same neighborhood as secular couples, so as to avoid unnecessary friction. And since some 5,000 to 6,000 religious couples get married every year, a problem arises because they require a certain kind of community life that goes along with their lifestyle."