Jewish-Arab Political Partnership: Is Israel Ready?
To date, Israel’s political reality has been one of de facto segregation—predominantly Jewish parties running candidate lists that are all or nearly-all Jewish, and that draw their votes almost entirely from Jewish citizens; and predominantly Arab parties in Israel’s Arab community mirroring that situation. Change is brewing, however, and a growing number of initiatives, such as Brit/Tahaluf, are seeking to create a political framework that will appeal to the Jewish and Arab communities alike and help forge a truly shared Israeli society.
Our panelists Senior Research Analyst and former MK, Ksenia Svetlova, and Mohammad Darawshe, the Director of the Center for Equality & Shared Society at Givat Haviva shared their insights and engage with the Zoom audience via Q&A. This webinar, part of our “Conversations with Israel & Palestine” series, was moderated by journalist and podcaster Gilad Halpern.