But as a Palestinian you cannot be a part of this regime because this regime defends the state as a state of the Jews."In June 1967 a war was fought between Israel and its neighbours: Egypt, Jordan and Syria.
At the end of the war Israel had seized control of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem.
There is a much more direct control, and settlements."It's the biggest challenge to Israeli democracy, says Gur."Of course we can't sustain a situation where everyone doesn't get citizenship," he says."There is a profound sense in Israel among Jews that the way we treat Palestinians is ultimately the way we will treat each other.
is more than the result of Live Person’s acquisition of several Israeli companies, according to company CEO Robert Lo Cascio.
“About half of our employees are located in Israel, and all of our research and development is being done in Israel,” Lo Cascio said.
“We now have 400 people working at our Israel R&D center.” Get The Start-Up Israel's Daily Start-Up by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up Lo Cascio, who was in Israel recently for a business conference, explained that his company provides help services for online businesses in the form of help chat services, analytics, and other forms of customer engagement.
Because Israel never formally annexed these territories, the Palestinian residents have never been given Israeli citizenship.
Yet for the past 50 years Israel has settled parts of these territories with its own citizens."There are now more than 600,000 Jewish Israelis living in illegal settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank," says White."What Israel has done is effectively ...
Mc Gill University's Gil Troy sees a very different picture.
He argues that in the 1990s, during the Oslo peace process, Israel realised that it didn't want to be a democratic state denying basic rights.
" says Daniel Sokatch, chief executive of the New Israel Fund, a non-government organisation dedicated to social justice in Israel."The religious establishment in Israel is part of the state, and that presents a host of challenges and problems when it comes to issues of freedom of religion."When Israel declared its independence, the neighbouring Arab countries attempted to invade, and the ensuing conflict had a major impact on the area's existing Palestinian population."When the State of Israel was established, around 90 per cent of all the Palestinians who were or who otherwise would have been inside the new Israeli state's boundaries were expelled," says Ben White, the author of Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination, and Democracy.
Some were forcibly expelled at gunpoint and others fled.
Israel was created in 1948 when the country's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, read the Proclamation of Independence. First: "The State of Israel will be open for Jewish immigration and for the ingathering of exiles."Second: "It will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants.