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Netanyahu’s Democracy Excludes Israel’s Arab Citizens

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu excludes Israel’s Arab citizens from the benefits of democracy, writes Antoine Shulhut.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu adjusts his skull cap (yarmulke) as he lights candles for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah after an address to the foreign media in Jerusalem December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)

Since the 1980s, it has become obvious that Israel has introduced another component to its “national security”: the preservation of the Jewish aspect of the statehood.

According to many Israeli researchers, this inclination came as a result of the shrill rejection of the Jewish identity on the part of Arab-Israeli leaders and academics, especially after the events of Land Day 1976

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