Israeli Arabs are “Palestinians of the Interior”
Al-Ayyam - Apr. 12, 2011

 
Headline: “Al-Sana: The racist Israeli laws will not intimidate Palestinians of the Interior (i.e., Israeli Arabs)”
     “Chairman of the Arab Democratic Party inside the Green Line (i.e., in Israel), Talab Al-Sana, described Israel yesterday as a Nazi and racist state, whose racist laws will not intimidate the Palestinians of the Interior (i.e., Israeli Arabs). Al-Sana spoke about the recent developments during an open session at the Arab-American University in the Jenin district. He said that ‘the laws of Nazi Germany are passed these days in Israel by a majority – for example, the law forbidding commemoration of the day of the Nakba (i.e., "catastrophe," Palestinian term for Israel’s establishment) and its erasure from the study curriculum.’ He described Israel as a racist state which acts to establish cities for Jews only, like the cities for white inhabitants which were established in South Africa during the Apartheid era. He said that these laws will not intimidate the Palestinians of the Interior, and they will end up in the dustbin of history…
He noted that Israel works day and night to fight against Palestinian instruction and culture as part of its efforts to inculcate ignorance, and uses study curricula to achieve Zionist aims. It proves daily that it is a racist state with regard to the native Arab inhabitants, and a democratic state with regard to the Jews…
He called upon the Fatah and Hamas movements to end the situation of rift [between them] immediately, and to achieve national unity.”