Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, reportedly once said: “I’ve killed lots of Arabs in my life, and there’s no problem with that.” The supporter of Greater Israel and leader of a broad, diverse coalition is notorious for his anti-Arab stances.
Despite the role of Arab politician Mansour Abbas, who was recently appointed deputy minister of Arab affairs, in the coalition that ousted Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister, institutional discrimination continues to impact Palestinian citizens of Israel.
The problem has become particularly glaring now that some two million Palestinians live in Israel, compared to 158,000 in 1949. During the recent eruption of conflict in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, some Israeli Arabs even took control of their respective towns for a few hours, a first in the history of the Jewish state. But these actions also became easy fodder for the Israeli
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