How Israel Talks About Its 'Bedouin Problem'

The Negev Bedouin are invisible when they need public services, not least the police; but the Bedouin are the all-too-visible targets of an effective indoctrination effort which vilifies them as the country's enemy.

After the murder of Rimas and Isnad, two young girls  from the Bedouin village of Al-Fura'a, the dismissal of the commander of the Arad police station was swift - and covered extensively by the Israeli media. Despite the girls’ mother having

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