“There is no solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” writes Professor Dan Schueftan in his book, Palestinians in Israel: The Arab Minority’s Struggle against the Jewish State.
Schueftan, a respected Middle East expert and deputy director of the National Security Studies Center at Haifa University, has been studying the Israeli Arab community for over 40 years. He says that the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993 was a turning point in the radicalization of the Israeli Arabs.
“At the very moment that we agreed to territorial compromise with the Palestinians in the territories so as to maintain the Jewish character of the state, Israel’s Arab citizens woke up and asked themselves, ‘What about us?’” Schueftan says.
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