Peddling the myth of the Bedouin 'take-over’
The Knesset has one last chance to reject the decades-old, coercive vision pushed by Israeli leaders to 'modernize' its Bedouin minority by concentrating them into impoverished townships.
In 1963, Israeli military leader Moshe Dayan said, of the state’s Bedouin citizens: “We should transform the Bedouins into an urban proletariat... This would be a revolution, but it may be fixed within two generations. Without coercion but with governmental direction... this phenomenon of the Bedouins will disappear."