Tag: Israeli Arabs

My Home: Portrait of Israeli Arabs

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My Home: Portrait of Israeli Arabs

The Muslim and Christian Arab inhabitants of Israel, the descendants of Palestinians who remained in their homeland during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, comprise about 20 percent of Israel’s present-day population. Although they’re citizens of Israel, some regard themselves as Palestinians of Israeli nationality, judging by surveys. A number of Israeli Arabs have attained important positions […]

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Advancing Jewish-Arab Equality In Israel

Filed in Middle East by on January 2, 2016 0 Comments
Advancing Jewish-Arab Equality In Israel

During the waning hours of 2015, the Israeli government made one of its most important decisions of the year, belatedly¬†approving an ambitious development plan to close the lamentable and inexcusable economic gap between Jews and Arabs in Israel. It was long overdue, to say the least. If fully implemented, the five-year plan will upgrade the […]

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Arab List May Hold Balance Of Power

Filed in Jewish Affairs by on March 5, 2015 0 Comments
Arab List May Hold Balance Of Power

Ayman, Odeh, the leader of the newly-formed Arab List, seems confident his political bloc will fare reasonably well¬†in Israel’s March 17 general election. “By forming a single list, we hope to win more seats and weigh in more heavily on decisions taken in this country, ” he said shortly after four Israeli Arab political parties […]

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Citizen Strangers

Filed in Arts by on September 18, 2014
Citizen Strangers

The creation of Israel in 1948 was a joyous event in Jewish history, but a catastrophe for Palestinian Arabs. Six Arab armies invaded the new Jewish state after David Ben-Gurion’s declaration of independence, while Palestinian fighters continued their guerrilla war against Israel. During the fighting, eight out of 10 Palestinians fled or were driven out, […]

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