Israeli Arabs

Some 20 percent of Israel's population. Primarily Muslim, but with some Christian communities.

Joint List MK Mansour Abbas alongside Blue and White leader Benny Gantz on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Reconciliation starts with ending racism

The Western world is currently engaged in a battle against racism. In Israel though, it seems sometimes that we are moving backwards.

The coronavirus’ social impact on Israeli Arabs – opinion

Ironically, it has taken this invisible enemy, the coronavirus – also known as COVID19 – to unite the various sectors of Israeli society.

By YOSEPH HADDAD
24/06/2020
Kfar Bara leads the way among Israeli-Arab localities

Kfar Bara is characterized by a homogeneous population of 100% Muslim Arabs and has enjoyed relative electoral stability and strong local leadership for the last 15-odd years.

ROGER WATERS
Israeli-Arab singer criticizes Roger Waters for supporting BDS

During the interview, Awad urged Waters to visit Israel and perform in the country as means for encouraging Israeli-Palestinian dialogue.

Israeli youth celebrate 'March of Flags' on Jerusalem Day, near the Damascus Gate, June 2, 2019
The limits of annexation: Consider Jerusalem's exprience since 1967

Middle Israel: 75% of Jerusalem's Arabs live under the poverty line as opposed to 29% of its Jews.

Coronavirus crisis improved Jewish-Arab relations - new survey

However, relations between the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community and the rest of Israeli society appear to have been damaged.

Alleged Iranian spy was once part of Israeli political party

Ayman Haj Yahya was arrested in a joint Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and Israel Police operation and was indicted for spying for Tehran in April.

Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center
Israeli-Arab doctor heads coronavirus response at Haifa's Rambam Hospital

Considering her role within the viral response team at the largest hospital in northern Israel, Hussein has been putting in 12-hour days for the for the last few months.

Two paramedics, a Jew wearing a prayer shawl and a Muslim using a prayer mat, pray beside each other
Can the coronavirus help repair ties between Israel's Jews and Arabs?

Every crisis, the old adage goes, carries within it the seeds of opportunity.

Only 7% of Israeli Arabs define themselves as 'Palestinian'

According to the survey, about a quarter of Israeli minorities (23%) define themselves primarily as "Israeli" and another half (51%) define their identity as "Israeli-Arab".

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