Site where Tantur, the first non-Jewish town to be planned in Israel in decades, is supposed to be built. Gil Elyahu

Israel Promised to Build Its First Modern Arab City Since 1948. Here’s What Came of It

Nine years have passed since plans for Tantur where approved, at the time sparking Israeli Arab hopes. Since then, no cornerstone was laid, no road was paved and hope was lost

At the heart of one of the Arab community’s main complaints against generations of Israeli governments lies a number: zero. That’s the number of new communities that have been built for Arab citizens since the...

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