Arab Self-Criticism in Israel

Friday, July 06, 2012 |  Israel Today Staff

Amar D’shara is one of the many Arab citizens of Israel who are disappointed with their leaders. There are 1.6 million Arabs living in Israel, who are represented by 11 Arab members of the Knesset (parliament). A common criticism of this leadership is that their only interest is in making headlines and winning points for the Palestinian cause, while showing little concern for their own constituents. With an insider’s look at the Israeli Arab community, D’shara had this to say in an open letter:

‘The unemployment rate among Israel’s Arab population is climbing sky high. The educational system is in a state of collapse while violence is on the increase—and it appears that Israel’s Arab leaders are more concerned about the bloodshed in Syria. This leadership must go.’

The full text of this and other great articles appear in the July 2012 issue of Israel Today

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