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Why There Are No “Israelis” in the Jewish State

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The head of the campaign for Israeli nationality, Uzi Ornan, a retired linguistics professor, said: “It is absurd that Israel, which recognises dozens of different nationalities, refuses to recognise the one nationality it is supposed to represent.”

The government opposes the case, claiming that the campaign’s real goal is to “undermine the state’s infrastructure” — a presumed reference to laws and official institutions that ensure Jewish citizens enjoy a privileged status in Israel.

Mr Ornan, 86, said that denying a common Israeli nationality was the linchpin of state-sanctioned discrimination against the Arab population.

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Mar 31, 2010
Executive Director of the NWSM, Nakuset, at a Women's Policy meeting with Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, on March 14 in Montreal. Photo: Maya Rolbin-Ghanie

Funding cuts a catastrophe for residential school survivors

Maya Rolbin-Ghanie
The Aboriginal Healing Foundation lost its budget less than two years after Stephen Harper's apology for the IRS system, and 134 healing programs are now unable to continue. Some will close today.
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Mar 30, 2010
Executive Director of the NWSM, Nakuset, at a Women's Policy meeting with Liberal Leader Micahel Ignatieff, on March 14 in Montreal. Photo: Maya Rolbin-Ghanie

Funding cuts a catastrophe for residential school survivors

Maya Rolbin-Ghanie
The Aboriginal Healing Foundation lost its budget less than two years after Stephen Harper's apology for the IRS system, and 134 healing programs are now unable to continue. Some will close tomorrow.
Photos
Mar 30, 2010
The six women who were arrested while staging a sit-in action at  the the Ottawa office of Indian and Northern Affairs minister Chuck Strahl. Photo: Greg Macdougall

Protesters arrested at MP Chuck Strahl's office

Greg Macdougall
The six women who were arrested while staging a sit-in action at the the Ottawa office of Indian and Northern Affairs minister Chuck Strahl. Photo: Greg Macdougall
News
Mar 30, 2010

Protesters arrested at MP Chuck Strahl's office

Greg Macdougall
Two days before the federal government's funding cuts to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation take effect -- six women staged a sit-in outside the Ottawa office of minister Chuck Strahl.

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