Members of the Abad family and their dog Gucci, Nazareth, December 27, 2017. Rami Shllush

From Impure to Purebred: Dogs Are Becoming a Status Symbol Among Israeli Arabs

Since the religious awakening among Muslims in the '70s, pets - especially pooches - have been seen as unclean. But as the Arab middle class strengthens, man's best friend is making a comeback

In an episode of Sayed Kashua’s sitcom “Arab Labor,” the protagonist Amjad tries to understand why the dogs in his building in a Jewish neighborhood are barking at him.

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