Israel Has Abandoned All Its Citizens, Not Just Its Arab Ones

Much of the bitterness and violence that erupted in ‘mixed’ Arab-Jewish cities last week was about resentment over privilege. But it was also about poverty and inequality, and augurs ill for any potential one-state solution

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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On Tuesday, Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai addressed his officers, congratulating them on having succeeded “in restoring the peace with intensive force” after four days.

“Everything is still combustible,” he warned, but “all in all, inside Israel we’ve achieved calm and have control over what’s going on.”

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