On a recent Shabbat, my family gathered to celebrate a new bride and groom. 30 of us were all looking forward to spending time together and enjoying ourselves. The highlight of Shabbat was a walking tour of the Abu Tor neighborhood in Jerusalem, one of the few mixed Arab and Jewish neighborhoods in Israel, which overlooks the South side of the Old City.
There is, of course, a long way to go before full equality.
As Yom Ha’atzmaut Dawns, Video Honoring Arab-Israeli Health Workers Tops 2 Million Views.
Joint List head Ayman Odeh said the rare step was necessary to prevent another term for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Ayman Odeh’s proposal, something no Arab-majority party has ever done in Israel, has already been rejected by some in the leading centrist party.
“We put together an operation that contributed crucially to one of the most important achievements of the right-wing bloc,” the firm said.
Hi-tech industry is the engine that drives Israel’s economy, yet many populations are sidelined from participating in it, including Arabs.
“The light we are creating with Buza is probably dim, but it’s a light nonetheless.”
Increasing Arab women’s employment rates is seen as an important key to lifting Arab families out of poverty, closing socio-economic gaps between Arabs and Jews, and strengthening Israel’s economic growth as a whole.
A big row is brewing between Israeli Arab citizens and their government, and it all seems to stem from a surprisingly small activist source. The year 2017 began with protests as thousands of Arab citizens took to the streets to counter the demolitions of homes without permits in their neighborhoods.