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Redefining the Arab sector

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May 13, 2014 14:42

A controversial new piece of legislation distinguishes, for the first time, between the Muslim and Christian population.

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Christmas is long over but Santa still climbs the walls of this Christian family home in Jaffa;. (photo credit:TOMER NEUBERG/FLASH 90)

WHEN I ask Rajaa Natour, an Arab community leader in Jaffa, if Israel’s Christian and Muslim Arabs are separate communities, she looks incredulous.

“Of course not! We are all Arabs, we all have a shared history, culture and memory,” she says.

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