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Is Israel Heading Toward Apartheid?

Akiva Eldar contends that Israel's discrimination against the Palestinians contradicts the intentions of its forefathers.
An Israeli soldier looks through binoculars in front of a mural depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on the controversial Israeli barrier, during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers at Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 21, 2012. Clashes broke out between Palestinians and the Israeli army in multiple locations across the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, underlining heightened tensions by the Gaza conflict. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CI
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The Jewish population between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River numbers an estimated 6.01 million out of a total of 12.4 million people living in that area, in addition to some 203,000 foreign workers. — (Central Bureau of Statistics (Israel) data, Dec. 31, 2012)

The non-Jewish population between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River is estimated at 6.11 million, 4.43 million of whom are Palestinians living in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip under Israeli rule. — (CIA data, July 2012)

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