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Racism in Israel isn't going away, it's getting worse

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The racism that appears to be inherent within the state of Israel isn't going away, it's getting worse. Although Palestinian Arabs are its main targets, others are also affected.

This was implied recently by the former MK of Russian origin, Ksenia Svetlova. In an interview with Haaretz when her book On Heels in the Middle East was published earlier this year. She said that she experienced racism first hand as someone of Russian origin, on the grounds that the idea prevalent in Israel is that most Russians who migrated from the former Soviet Union in the 1990s are not "real" Jews. Accordingly, their rights remain incomplete in a country that defines itself as Jewish. As a member of parliament, she says, she experienced more racism than ever before.

It is interesting that Svetlova uses the word racism to describe the........

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