The beach at Jisr al-Zarqa. Meirav Arlosoroff

This Could Be Israel's Beach Paradise, but Instead It's a Disgrace

The Israeli-Arab coastal town of Jisr al-Zarqa is rich in natural resources, so why is it one of the country’s poorest places with lousy schools and a failing infrastructure? Blame the feeble Israeli government.

“I came from the world of business and management, and fitting into the political and public world wasn’t difficult or complicated,” said Avi Gabbay in his resignation speech as Israel’s environmental...

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