A Beduin man rides a horse in al-Arakib 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Amir Cohen)
The Knesset Committee on the Status of Women last week turned its attention to
Israel’s Beduin. The emergent picture was no less than shocking. Most Israelis
wouldn’t imagine such repression within our enlightened country.Pro
forma, we have progressive laws that are enforced vigorously and equitably.
However, beneath this enlightened surface lurks a reality so unseemly that it’s
hardly inaccurate to speak of another country-with-the-country, where our system
of justice is plainly absent.