“We will work to improve Arab turnout so the Joint List will be a force to be reckoned with in Israeli politics,” said Balad leader Mtanes Shehadeh.
Balad leader MK Mtanes Shehadeh said he asked his counterparts in the other parties to postpone the press conference, "but we were refused."
According to recent surveys, Arab turnout is expected to decline to little over 50% on Tuesday, similar to the average turnout preceding the establishment of the Joint List.
With its decision, the High Court essentially followed the recommendations of Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit, while overruling several decisions of the Central Elections Committee.
MKs Ahmed Tibi, Talab Abu Arar and Masud Ganaim were among those who participated in the 90-minute meeting at the Tarabya Presidential Campus.
For 24 hours, they defied barriers to peace and developed possible solutions.
Unlike Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela, the representatives of the Arab citizens of Israel have seats in parliament, as well as public funds for political activity.
The question is how do the Palestinian Arabs see their own future?
VP Pence’s Biblical speech to Knesset met with multiple standing ovations.
“We want to see more and more young men and women from the Arab sector integrating into hi-tech industries. This will contribute to their well-being and help narrow the gaps in Israeli society."