If people wish to truly understand the cultural racism that exists in Israeli policy and politics they will examine the above articles with a careful eye. I Have provided links so that the complete articles can be accessed. To summarize the situation that we are dealing with we must recognize that we are dealing with two different groups of illegal settlements. one Jewish and the other Bedouin. They are not treated equally, the only real difference between the two is that one is of the Jewish Culture and the other is of the Muslim culture. They both concern themselves with Israeli citizens that serve in the IDF and pay taxes. The differences as I stated earlier are ones of politics, policy, and racism. The Israeli Settlements are illegal under Israeli Law as determined by the Israeli Supreme Court because they are built on land that the Court has ruled is Palestinian. Yet they are provided with the necessary infrastructure, water, electric, and sewage, that are necessary. Also they are defended by the IDF. Also the Netanyahu administration is seeking to overturn the Court's ruling and indeed they are seeking to expand the settlements. The only reasons that the Bedouin Settlements are illegal are 1) they are not Jewish and 2) they are not given the necessary permits to build permanent structures. They are not provided with the necessary infrastructure in order to provide decent living conditions and the only time they see the IDF is when it is there to demolish their homes. The Netanyahu Administration does not seek to help or work with these people. Indeed the only time these people hear from the government is when it wants to take more of their land or it wants to charge them for the demolition and destruction of their property. Can anyone give me a good reason why these people are treated so differently by their own government. As far as I can see the only reason is religious identity, and THAT SMACKS OF CULTURAL RACISM !!!