In rejecting Arab MK, Yair Lapid also rejects Jewish values
For many Israelis, Yair Lapid's rejection of Hanin Zuabi is affirmation of the state's commitment to a Jewish majority, but exclusion of the Arab minority goes against the history of Jews, who have so often been the 'other.'
It is probably a coincidence that last Friday, two articles about Yair Lapid, the big winner in Israel's last elections, ran on the same page of Haaretz. One article reported that Lapid had distanced himself publicly from the possibility of creating a bloc including representatives of the Arab-Palestinian minority in the Knesset – whom he referred to as “Zuabis” – in an effort to replace the prime minister. The...
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