Why More and More Israeli Arabs Are Getting Private Swimming Pools

One explanation? They are tired of hearing from Jews that their pools are ‘for the exclusive use of residents of the community’

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Sheren Falah Saab
Itay Mashiach
Sheren Falah Saab
Itay Mashiach

There’s a popular saying in Galilean Arabic, roughly translated as: “Conduct your business alone, you’ll be pleased.” Maybe whoever coined it had experienced a weekend noontime at a popular public swimming pool in Israel, amid rows of white plastic chairs, piles of children and water-guns spraying you with warm, sticky liquid.

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