"Xenophobic"? Hardly ... they are the ones calling themselves Palestinians! Palestine is the new country forming. It is only normal that Palestinians be part of their new country. So, nu, let them decide. Have a referendum in all these towns near the border. They can choose to be Palestinians and be part of the new Palestine: we will help them with their self-determination. Or they can decide they want to be Israelis after all, and then we will have Israeli Arabs who have made a conscious choice -- yes to Israel and to us, no to the Palestine that is at war with us.
10 arrested at Israeli Arab protest in Ramle (Haaretz)
from the article: The missing Arab issue