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Weird as it may sound, Israel discriminates against Jews living in Judea and Samaria (the so-called “West Bank”).

By Tsvi Sadan |
Netiv HaAvot
Photo: Gershon Elinson/Flash90

The reason for this discrimination should be obvious. The Israeli judicial system is inherently progressive, which means, among other things, that it favors the rights of the oppressed, the dispossessed, and all the perceived underdogs of the world who have been unjustly victimized by all forms of colonialism.

The “victim,” so goes the progressive rational, is good by definition. The “victimizer” is evil. The very terms “victim” and “victimizer,” which have replaced terms like “conqueror” and “conquered,” help to ensure that the “weak” receive sympathy, even if it is they who epitomize evil. In this topsy-turvy system, the “victim,” even if found guilty, enjoys the benefit of a whole set of mental disorders caused by the “victimizer.”

One example of how this translates to the Israeli reality can be found in a recent invective speech by Arab Member of Knesset Ahmad Tibi, a seasoned provocateur who won’t miss an opportunity to vilify Israel. Tibi insisted that the disproportionally higher crime rate in Israeli Arab communities has nothing to do with the Arab culture. Rather, he said, “Israel allows an autonomy...

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