Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
I guess I just get sick of holding my nose and saying, "Well, its the best we got". Meh...gets old.
Yeah I do get defensive about discrimination laws. The reason is because by selecting only one group getting the protection, it denies the protection to others who are being discriminated against.
However, this does not include Jews that converted to Christianity. This is blatant discrimination that happens to be state sponsored.
Again, I agree completely, discrimination in Israel is the problem, and this is one step towards a solution. I understand your philosophical gripe, and it holds some water, but the I feel with this particular issue that in the cost analysis, the benefits out way the risks.
Agreed completely philosophically speaking, but in the pragmatic sense, a journey always starts with a single step in the right direction and further the cards aren't worth a dime if you don't ever lay them down, so we just have to in Grace play the hands we're dealt. In this instance, its either anti-discrimination laws against red-lining and housing discrimination (laws which have a proven history of success) or equal discrimination for all
Further, yes, philosophically if we use this law to benefit Ethiopians, we may be inherently discriminating against some Jews who were the initial discriminators, so honestly, in the scheme of things hasn't their misbehavior voided our sympathy? In other words, it was wrong for them to discriminate against the Ethiopians out of racism or xenophobia, so perhaps these laws are a punishment for this? I believe in forgiveness but that doesn't automatically imply exoneration.
REPORTING FROM JERUSALEM -- Jewish settlers in the unauthorized West Bank outpost of Migron have rejected the latest attempt by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to find a compromise that would save their community while still complying with a Supreme Court ruling that it be dismantled.
The government of Israel has promised repeatedly to tear down Migron, the flagship of West Bank outposts, after conceding it was built at least in part on privately owned Palestinian land, rendering it illegal even by Israeli standards.
Should we honestly be worried about the government discriminating against these settlers considering how insistently they scoff both international law and the public sentiment of common decency?