Increased Pressure on Arab Citizens Tests Israel's Commitment to Genuine Democracy

Brownfeld, Allan C.
December 2006
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Dec2006, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p48
The article presents information on the treatment given to Israel's Muslim Arab citizens. It is stated that Israel's government comes to power through free elections and, therefore its commitment to a genuine democracy plays an important role for the Arab citizens in Israel. Although, the Arab population has grown over the years in Israel, the land reserves have contracted steadily. Even Housing Ministry budget is off limits to Arab citizens, as nearly 70 percent of it is reserved for Jewish.


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