Wars of Identity: An Arab, Palestinian, Israeli Bedouin and the Gaza Conflict

As we watched the missiles, we were – and are - acutely aware that we are caught between two warring groups, neither of whom really recognizes us.

Many Israelis misinterpret the behavior of the Palestinian Israeli population during wartime. In general, Palestinian citizens react differently to the majority population during times of cross-border violence. It’s important to understand that our alternative methods of coping are not because we are against Jewish Israelis - or Israel for that matter. It’s because we find ourselves in a situation that is...