Patrick O. Strickland – Independent Journalist

AJE: Arabs in Israel decry racial discrimination

In an estimated 434 Jewish-Israeli communities across the Galilee and Negev regions of present-day Israel, admissions committees are legally permitted from barring potential residents based on their ethnicity. (Photo: EPA)

My latest feature story at Al Jazeera English examines the practical impact of the Israeli Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold the Admissions Committees Law, legislation that permits Jewish-Israeli communities from voting to disqualify potential residents based on discriminatory criteria.

Though these committees have been used to block out potential residents from LGBTQ communities, those who suffer from disabilities, and many others, lawyers and activists say it is most often used to prevent Palestinian citizens of Israel from moving into the towns.

Click here to read the whole story.

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