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A One State Solution

Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek argues that what Israel needs is not segregation, but unity and free contact between its peoples.

Slavoj Žižek on the current state of Israel and what a more just future would look like: “In East Jerusalem, vigilante-style patrols work to stop Arab men from mixing with local Jewish girls. Two years ago, the city of Petah Tikva created a hotline that parents and friends can use to inform on Jewish women who mix with Arab men; the women are then treated as pathological cases and sent to a psychologist. … It is no wonder that, according to a poll from 2007, more than half of all Israeli Jews believe that intermarriage should be equated with ‘national treason’.”


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