Israel Election: This Arab-Israeli City Was Part of the Election's Biggest Surprise

Eetta Prince-Gibson
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With few people out on the streets amid the gloomy weather and even fewer campaign banners and signs on display, Election Day in the Arab city of Kafr Qasem felt subdued and restrained.

Near the tall clock tower watching over this hilltop city of some 23,000 people, 51-year-old housewife Sawsan was watering the plants on the stairs leading to her house. Although it was only midmorning, she had already voted.

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