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Netanyahu's comments don't reflect Israel's treatment of Arabs

To the editor: Your editorial presents a one-dimensional view of the realities of life for Israeli Arab citizens and falsely suggests a potential incompatibility between the Jewish and democratic character of Israel. ("Netanyahu's remarks on Israel's Arab citizens part of a disturbing conversation," editorial, March 25) Yes, election-day comments regarding Arab voters made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were disturbing and worthy of apology. And yes, there are many challenges facing the Israeli Arab minority with respect to issues of discrimination and equality. But there is no serious effort to restrict Israeli Arab rights. Indeed, Netanyahu's comments...

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