...the fight for equal rights as Israelis did take place - just think of the Yehoshua-Shammas debate in the 1980s. Unfortunately, Shammas's call for a secular Israeli identity that comprises both Jews and Arabs wasn't heard at the time, and isn't heard to this day. Were Arens' proposals implemented this might acutally contribute something to achieving just that - hope they are not coming a few decades too late...
Merkel says refugee crisis as challenging as reunifying Germany (Reuters)
from the article: Israel's shameful attack on Arabic must be stopped