Â I wont bother commenting on the sheer stupidity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but this is great to hear, right? Can we soon expect all Arabs to be required to wear armbands to identify themselves publicly?
An Israeli civil rights group has said racism against Arab citizens of Israel has risen sharply in the past year.
In a report, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel said expression of anti-Arab views had doubled, and racist incidents had increased by 26%.
Christian or Muslim Arab citizens of Israel make up 20% of the population.
But the civil rights quoted polls suggesting half of Jewish Israelis do not believe Arab citizens of Israel should have equal rights.
About the same amount said they wanted the government to encourage Arab emigration from Israel.
In another poll, almost 75% of Jewish youths said Arabs were less intelligent and less clean than Jews.