'Long way to go' to integrate Israeli Arabs, comptroller reports

May 24, 2016 16:01

The State Comptroller Joseph Shapira’s report published on Tuesday found that there are many shortcomings of the state to encourage Israeli Arabs to integrate into the employment market as large gaps remain.

“The principle of equality is the lifeblood of democracy in Israel, and the substantive battle  for equality between different sectors of the population in general and among Jews and Arabs in particular is at its peak,” wrote Shapira in the introduction to the report.

The report, which deals with efforts by the state to encourage integration of Israeli Arabs in employment, notes there is still “a long way to go” as the report paints a grim picture of the employment situation of the Arab population and the gaps between various sectors, he said.

The report recommends for the public sector to encourage Arab employment.

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