Israel at 70: Perspectives on Recent Events, Arab Citizens a...

Israel at 70: Perspectives on Recent Events, Arab Citizens and the State

June 11, 2018

Jewish-Arab relations this year have been marked by significant advances in efforts to narrow socio-economic gaps on the one hand, and escalation of tensions and discourse on the other. If for Arab citizens of Israel national milestones are already complicated, then how have the recent inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem, the wave of Palestinian protests at the Gaza border, and clashes between Arab protesters and police in Haifa affected Arab perspectives on Israel at 70? What are Arab views on their place in the country today and in the future, and what factors do they see limiting or enabling stronger Jewish-Arab and state-minority relations?

On May 23rd, Zefat’s Dean of Law, Dr. Mohammed Wattad and Israel Public Radio's Eran Singer gave an in-depth discussion of Israel at 70 from the perspective of its Arab citizens, with insights into Jewish-Arab relations, shared society, and Israel's delicate balance as a Jewish and democratic state.

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