How to build a shared Israeli society where Jews and Arabs are equal and perceive themselves as sharing a joint homeland
The present government may be deepening the alienation between Jewish and Arab citizens, and Jewish-Arab coexistence may be in deep crisis, but let’s not make light of steps that have been taken to correct the injustice.
Israel's local authorities are scandalously adopting the fearmongering and racism of parents demanding they prevent Arab workers from working in their children's schools.
The peak of this phenomenon was seen on Election Day, when Arabs won their greatest-ever electoral victory, and the prime minister incited against them.
Rightists are unwilling to accept a situation in which Arabs are not only getting stronger socioeconomically but also opposing the Israeli military and the national narrative.
Ten years after report on October 2000 riots, in which 13 were killed, the state has failed to implement antidiscrimination measures that would reestablish just relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel.
Formally, Arabic is one of the official languages of the state, but lately there have been attempts to further circumscribe the language's presence in Israel.