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Haaretz reports:

Israeli towns continue to rewrite bylaws to keep Arabs out Regional council in the Galilee presents guidelines that ‘preserve their Jewish and Zionist character.’

While the Knesset may not be in a rush to pass a bill on the powers of cooperative communities’ admission committees, fearing criticism and a battle in the High Court of Justice, some of these communities are still rewriting admission regulations in order to “preserve their Jewish and Zionist character.”

Community members who oppose such changes to the regulations say they are designed to keep Arabs from joining.

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