I Am an Arab, Palestinian and Citizen of Israel - I Have the Right to Define My Own Identity

The State of Israel never accepted us as citizens with equal rights, writes filmmaker Suha Arraf. From the day the state was established, we were marked as the enemy and treated with racial discrimination in all areas of life. Why, then, am I expected to represent Israel with pride?

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Over the past few weeks, I have been under attack by the public and the media. I suffered this defamatory attack for defining my film Villa Touma as a Palestinian film even though most of the funding came from...