Why should they identify as Israeli, when Israel defines itself as a Jewish state? Why should they feel loyalty to a country that defines itself at their exclusion? Which is not to say there aren't loyal Israeli Arabs, but you can hardly demand or expect that of them. As a people, they lived on that land before the creation of Israel, and now, suddenly, they're supposed to either change their identity or move out?
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from the article: 'Mahmoud' can't get table at an Israeli eatery, but 'Tamir' can