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Weakened by split, Israel's Arab parties must work the field

After years of campaigning on social media and in TV studios, Arab politicians are now rallying for support in Israel.

Israel's Arab Balad party launched its election campaign Sept. 24 with a gathering of supporters and activists in the town of Baqa al-Gharbiyye that claimed over 1,000 attendees. The same day, the Hadash-Ta’al alliance held a gathering of its own in the town of Tamra in the north, with several hundred activists and supporters in attendance.

The two events were followed by smaller gatherings this week, including ones held by Balad chair Sami Abu Shahadeh in the towns of Shfaram and Tamra and by Knesset member Aida Touma Suleiman of Hadash-Ta’al in Taibe.

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