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Sir Henry McMahon, acting on behalf of the British government, met with Sherif Hussein of Mecca in 1915 and made what were taken to be a series of promises to the Arab people re Palestine.....
In relation to the Jewish expulsion from Arab nations this may never have happened if the Israelis had not done what they done with impunity...
"I feel it my duty to state, and I do so definitely and emphatically, that it was not intended by me in giving this pledge to King Hussein to include Palestine in the area in which Arab independence was promised. I also had every reason to believe at the time that the fact that Palestine was not included in my pledge was well understood by King Hussein."
London Times,(July 23, 1937)
There is no mention of Palestine in the correspondence so you are being disingenuous. It was about Arab land not Palestine. There is disagreement on the promises made but this document has no legal basis anyways. It was actually the Jews who stood with the British through the war more than the Arabs of Palestine.
a link with some quotes from prominent people at the time showing that the Arabs seemed to fight for the Ottomans in most cases.
So your whole premiss that the Arabs supported the Brits in WWI is false.
As usual blame the victim. Jews were being persecuted from the Arab world before Israel existed. Check out what happened to the Jews of Iraq during the Holocaust. Very nice how on one side you blame Israel for everything but on the other you seem to ignore the intentional ethnic cleansing of Jews from Arab/Muslim land including before Israel even existed.
You do understand what Dhimmi Law is. This is how Jews lived for centuries in these lands and they were there long before the Arabs who came through conquest from Arabia.
Who cares about the partition plan it is non-binding. The Mandate is though.
As for Arab rights in Israel. The law is clear they have the same rights. As with any nation including most democracies there is a disparity between some parts of society and others. Look at the Ultra Orthodox who have the same issue. The Arab population as a whole is generally not trying to be part of the country. They took advantage of the monthly welfare for each child until much of this was cancelled and often choose not to work. If they learnt Hebrew than it would help ( I have had the same problem due to language issues), if they tried to integrate into city life it would also help. I have Israeli Arab friends here who I have spoken to about this subject. They found it harder to find a job being Arab but this was mostly menial jobs such as in stores. If an Arab Israeli is good at what they do they will succeed. This can be seen especially in hospitals.
Israel allows Minarettes, Hijabs and refuses Jewish Prayer on the Temple Mount to appease the Muslims. How many European countries are causing their Muslim population problems?
The point I am trying to make is yes there is still discrimination as with the Ultra Orthodox but it is not a government policy and both sides are to blame. Arabs have affirmative action in University, they don't need to do national service, and there are plenty who succeed in all fields.
As with Blacks in America many come from low income families which makes it harder to break out. However, many do if they work hard.
a few stats in the article above portraying Arab hostility.
Also you make no mention of the fact that a large portion of the Arab community in Israel doesn't pay taxes but expect the benefits. At the same time when municipal workers enter these areas they are often attacked.
So you its not 100% equal but than again it isn't anywhere in the world.