New Arab party promotes hope and change

The question is whether Israeli Arabs will back its focus on jobs and housing rather than the Palestinians.

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November 6, 2012 15:47
ARAB MKS Haneen Zoabi,  Afo Agbaria and Taleb a-Sanaa

Arab MKs 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

 
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A group of Israeli Arab activists is currently working to establish a new political party very different from the existing ones: Instead of focusing almost exclusively on the Palestinian issue, its focus would be on bread-and-butter issues of concern to all Israeli Arabs: housing, employment, crime, etc.

“[Current] Arab MKs are interested only in matters pertaining to the Palestinians and events in Arab countries,” one of the activists told Israel Hayom. “[They] are more often found outside the country than in the streets of Arab villages and cities in Israel, and it's time we changed that.”

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