This week KUED aired another less-than-honest documentary about Israel. I was disappointed.
The documentary began by describing Israel as the "only democracy in the Middle East" and offered as proof, the claim that Israel grants "full citizenship rights" to Palestinian Arabs who live in Israel.
But in Israel "citizen" is an empty word used by the state primarily to deceive. Under Israel's laws, it is only those designated "Jewish nationals" who enjoy rights that we Americans expect for citizens.