The Real Role of Israeli Arabs - by Khaled Abu Toameh
An Arab Knesset member who rushes to participate in a “flotilla” of ships to the Gaza Strip is one of the reasons why many Jews are afraid of their Arab fellow citizens and do not want even to offer them jobs.
It is time that the Israeli Arab community realized that many of its representatives in the Knesset are causing huge damage to the interests of Arab citizens. This is something that Arab voters should bear in mind when they head to the ballot boxes in the next general elections in Israel.
Israel’s Arab citizens can (and should) act as a bridge between their fellow Jewish citizens and the Palestinians in particular and the Arab world in general.