Yossi Sarid, Haaretz June 1,
Jerusalem Day celebrations will not cover up the city's rot and
Jerusalem Day is an 'artificial celebration';
Jerusalem is the most ultra-Orthodox city, the most Arab,
by negative migration.
Barel, Haaretz March 29, 2011:
Israeli taxes are funding an anti-Arab worldview
Palestinians 'incite' against Israel, this is a matter for
international protest, but when Safed's chief rabbi
against Arabs, Israeli Jews merely roll their eyes.
Bradley Burston Haaretz May 17, 2011 :
For Palestinians, every day is Nakba Day
Palestinians what we demand of them:
recognition of our
right to an independent state, and compromise for the sake of a
Jack Khoury, Haaretz March 9, 2011:
Head to Head / Civil rights lawyer Auni Bana, is there a logic
to the security at
Tomer Zacharin Haaretz March 7, 201:
High Court: Explain why Israeli Arabs discriminated against by
Court responds to petition filed
by civil rights group against Shin Bet and Airports Authority,
complaining that entire
sector is tagged as
generalized 'security risk'.
Dan Even, Haaretz April 24, 2011:
Israeli Bedouin women lack access to prenatal care
infant mortality rate in Muslim villages, including the Bedouin
communities, is 11.2 per 1,000 births,
compared to 2.7 per
1,000 births in Jewish communities.
Ido Solomon, Haaretz, January 5, 2011:Survey:
Employers don't want Arabs, Haredim, disabled
study is based on questionnaires sent to 41 major companies in
high-tech, health care and ministries.
considered a significant sample of employers.
filmmaker wins prize, Israel airline security nabs it
returns statuette to Sahera Dirbas, 35 days after her film scored top points
through Arab towns pushed aside for Carmiel railway
town won't let Arab build home on his own land
Man has been fighting
for a council building permit for 12 years and was promised another '30 year
Another Jewish town adds 'Zionist loyalty' to bylaws
Resident of the
northern town of Misgav says the law is 'solely to prevent Arab citizens
from living here.'
Galilee town considering 'Zionist values' bylaws
community admits only supporters of Zionism
Jews panic at idea of Arabs moving into their towns
Galilee communities: We're not racist, we just
don't want Arabs
Aloni / Israel is controlled by religious fanaticism
Netanyahu and Lieberman are eradicating everything we dreamed about and
Uri Avnery 30.05.2009:
okays initial bill to outlaw denial of 'Jewish state'
residents of Umm al-Fahm want to remain a part of Israel
Bedouin citizens mustn't be viewed as 'invisible'.
Haaretz 11.12.2008: Livni:
Israeli Arabs should move to Palestine once state created
Failure to integrate Arabs costing Israel billions
Through the Palestinian looking-glass, Esther Zandberg
The color photograph shows Hadara Hassan Agbaria and her
husband, Ahmad Khalil Agbaria, at their home in the Wadi Ara village of
Musharrafieh. They are wearing traditional garb, their hands are interlocked and
they are looking straight at the camera of Shai Aloni, a member of Kibbutz Geva.
Aloni captured these members of "the stooped generation" standing upright and
Haaretz 31.03.2008: Educated
Arab Israelis unlikely to find jobs, Yoav Stern
...The level of education among the Arab public is 20 years
behind the rest of Israel, and is roughly on the same level as Jews enjoyed in
...Unemployed college graduates like Shalata, according to the Central Bureau of
Statistics, make up 12.5 percent of all Arab college graduates. The figure on
the Jewish side in only 3.5 percent. Women fare slightly better....
Israeli Arab leader on Land Day: We'll fight Israel's 'rising fascism', Yoav
land speaks Arabic' / A public near its breaking point, Yoav Stern
Haaretz 20.02.2008: An
Arab city in the Galilee would mean a less green Israel. (Nehemia
Last Tuesday should have been a day of mourning for those who love nature and
But for some reason, it passed quietly. On that day, two decisions were
made. One was widely publicized:
to establish a new Arab city in the Galilee. The second passed easily, with no
to establish a new town in the eastern part of the Lachish region.
The first decision was unnecessary. It came after Interior Minister Meir
Sheetrit visited Umm al-Fahm.
In his eagerness to please the residents, Sheetrit announced he had
ordered his ministry's staff to examine
establishing a new Arab city in the Galilee.
Given our reality (a declared policy of "Judaizing the Galilee" and
ministers who are replaced every two to three years),
it seems we will have peace with the Palestinians before a new Arab city arises.
it is worth examining the matter in principle. ...
The first Arab
Israeli Arabs protest AG decision on killings during Oct. 2000 riots
Arab women - the most exploited group in Israeli workforce
Haaretz 8.12.2007: Civil
rights group: Israel has reached new heights of racism
Report shows 26% rise in anti-Arab racist incidents;
74% of Jewish youths call Arabs 'unclean.'
needs to be a sovereign state, not a Jewish one
Still a democracy? Shulamit Aloni
The government of Israel, with all due respect, does not represent the
Jewish people but rather the citizens of the State of Israel who elected it.
Israel is a sovereign state, which is still considered to be a democracy. In
other words, it is a state for all of its citizens. Therefore it must not
demand of the Palestinians to recognize it as a Jewish state, because in
that way it would be declaring that any citizen whose mother is not Jewish
or who did not convert with our strict Orthodox rabbis is a second-rate
citizen, and his rights as a human being and a citizen are not ensured.
The Jews are a people but not a nation, they are a religious ethnic group or
as respected a tribe as may be. The Jewish citizens of Britain, including
the Orthodox among them, are British, and that is what is written in their
passports and in the British population registry....
For equality's sake, Arabs should be 'Israelized'
Opposition to young Arabs volunteering for national
service unfortunately unites all Arab MKs. An Arab rap group has composed a
song protesting the possibility, rallies have been held, signs have been
posted, and MK Jamal Zahalka has said he will consider anyone who volunteers
a "leper." One can understand the refusal to cooperate with an establishment
that has discriminated against Arabs since the inception of the state. But
those who sincerely want to promote equality between Jewish and Arab
citizens cannot support such an isolationist attitude
New Israeli Arab
declaration: Israel must own up to Nakba
A group of Israeli Arab intellectuals are calling on
Israel to recognize its responsibility for the Nakba
("The Catastrophe," the Palestinians' term for what happened to them after
1948) and to act to implement the Palestinian
refugees' right of return and establishment of a Palestinian state.
These moves will pave the way to a historic reconciliation between the
Jewish nation in Israel and the Palestinian people,
says a position paper entitled "The Haifa Declaration" published in Haaretz
for the first time on Tuesday. The composers urge
Israel to become a democratic state that upholds "national equality" between
Jews and Arabs. ...
Shin Bet (Uri Avnery 7.4.07)
group proposes new 'multi-cultural' constitution (Haaretz 28/02/2007)
The Arab Institute for Holocaust Research
February 24, 2007.
with Khaled Kasab Mahameed,
Holocaust Institute, Nazareth
The Arab Institute for Holocaust Research
and Education in Nazareth is directed by advocate Khaled Kasab Mahameed.
I met him on the internet and found some stimulating suggestions.
German politicians should go to the refugee camps with pictures
and texts and explain the genocide of the Jews to the Palestinians,
Mahameed says, this is more meaningful than sending submarines to
While hosting international visitors and responding to media requests
he found the time for this extensive dialog which is presented here
trilingually in five questions and answers plus six photos. Interview
and translation from Arabic by Anis,
aaretz December 20, 2006
Arabs in north get 10% of budget for rebuilding region
A new report released on Wednesday
accuses the government of allocating Arab communities only 10 percent -
instead of the 30 percent pledged - of the budgets for rebuilding Israel's
north in the wake of the war in Lebanon.
The Mossawa Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel said that out of a
total of NIS 4.25 billion only
NIS 400 million had been allocated to the Arab sector. Mossawa based its
report on data collected from official government decisions
and the 2007 State Budget bill. The Prime Minister's Office Director General
Ra'anan Dinur declared after the war that the state would
rebuild communities damaged in the war.
Haaretz , December 12, 2006
Yes to equal rights, no to undermining the Jewish state-End the boycott of
The issue of the Arab citizens of Israel has returned to the headlines. This
is partly due to the release of the book "Whose Country is This?"
, which chronicles the failed attempt to develop a new pact between Jews and
Arabs, and even more so to a series of new documents
setting forth demands formulated by various Arab groups.
Haaretz, December 08 2006
A jump start for Palestinian architectureBy
"I can use familiar, Western architectural tools in a contemporary museum of
art in Europe or the United States, because a museum is a
Western invention," says architect Senan Abdelqader. "But when they ask me
to plan an Arab museum of art, I want to know where the
request is coming from. First, I ask what process Palestinian society needs
to undergo to realize a museum like that."
The connection between Arab culture and an art museum "is not something to
be taken for granted, particularly in Palestinian society," explains
Abdelqader. "Because of colonial control, its continuous evolutionary
development was interrupted, and mutation occurred. It evolved in a forced,
arbitrary fashion and lost its independence, self-confidence and identity -
particularly after the establishment of the state and our assimilation into
Abdelqader is designing the Museum of Art in Umm al-Fahm. He was chosen
after negotiations with British architect Zaha Hadid broke down.
This will be the first Arab-Israeli museum of contemporary art and
Abdelqader's first major public project. The museum undoubtedly represents a
breakthrough in Abdelqader's career, as well as an achievement for the city
and the entire Arab-Israeli community.
Haaretz December 03, 2006
Israeli Arabs seek right to return to villages abandoned in 1948
According to a position paper
written by Mossawa - the Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel and
presented in a conference
in Nazareth on Friday, Israeli Arabs want the right to return to villages
abandoned in 1948, educational autonomy and changes to the
Israeli flag and national anthem.
The paper, written in close coordination with the Israel Higher Arab
Monitoring Committee, was presented as part of the week-long
Second Annual Days of Mossawa Festival and Nazareth Film Festival, which
"Our goal is to achieve a historic compromise with the Jewish community in
Israel," Mossawa Center director Jafar Farah told the
conference. "The move by refugees of 1948 to their villages will not
change the demographic balance or endanger the Jews. Unlike
the refugees in Arab states, we are [already] here," Farah said. "The
internal refugees [residents forced to leave their villages in 1948
who moved to other Arab communities within Israel] represent about
one-fourth of the Arab population in Israel today."
Haaretz, Oktober 22, 2006
Israeli Arab leader: Avigdor Lieberman leads a fascist party
By Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondent
Chairman of the Israeli Arab High Committee, Shuweiki Hatib, on Sunday
dubbed Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beitenu a "fascist party" and called on
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to quit from the coalition talks with Lieberman.
Speaking at a press conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the
Kafr Qassem massacre, Hatib said "the existence of political figures calling
for transfer [of Arabs from Israel], must light a red light for Israeli
Haaretz, , October 7, 2006
A respected doctor - and a suspicious Arab
By Ruth Sinai
Dr. Aziz Darawshe's utopia is located in the basement of Haemek Hospital in
Afula. For 17 years, he has worked alongside Jews to
save the lives of Jews and Arabs. No one there examines his identity card.
No one hints that his life here is conditional.
Dr. Darawshe directs the hospital's emergency department. Each year, 125,000
patients pass through the department - including the sick,
accident and terror victims, and war casualties. Darawshe sometimes
resuscitates three patients in an hour. He can count on one hand the
number of times a sick or wounded Jewish patient refused to be treated by
him because he is Arab. There is something in pain, worry,
sorrow and near-death experiences that unites everyone, he says. "Heart
attack victims do not differentiate between Jew and Arab," he says.
Haaretz, September 27, 2006
No light at the end of the tunnel
By Raja Zaatry
The Or Commission
report is considered one of the most important and trenchant official
documents concerning the state's attitude toward its Arab citizens that has
been compiled during Israel's 58 years of existence. The report of the state
commission of inquiry, headed by Justice Theodor Or, that was written in the
wake of the events of October 2000 in which 12 Arab Israelis and one
Palestinian were shot and killed by the security forces failed to live up to
the expectations of the families and the Arab public: It made do with
casting minimal blame on small cogs in the system, and also on the elected
representatives of the Arab public, and placed none on the government
echelon that decided that roads had to be opened even at the cost of human
The writer is a journalist and editor at the Al Ittihad Arabic-language
daily published in Haifa.
Haaretz September 22, 2006
You're either a Zionist or a terrorist The legal status of fighters
By Meron Benvenisti
The Israeli legal system, stretched to the limit by cases of private and
public corruption, still finds the time and the resources to provide massive
support for spreading and deepening Israel's image as a country suffering
from terrorism and fighting for its existence. It is an image of a country
threatened by traitors from within (Arab Israelis, hoping for a victory of
the Axis of Evil whose center is in Damascus), by Hamas operatives (who
aspire to destroy it) and by murderous Lebanese (Hezbollah).
Zionist or a terrorist.