The Extremism of Arab Political Parties Suggests That Many of Their Constituents Are Pulling Away from Israel

March 31 2020

A professor emeritus of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies at Bar-Ilan University, Raphael Israeli is a leading expert on the Arab citizens of the Jewish state. In an interview with Nadav Shragai, he expresses concern that, rather than integrating into Israeli society, parts of this population are increasingly rejecting it. Israeli takes as evidence the extreme anti-Zionist, pro-terrorist positions held by the Knesset members representing Arab parties, and disputes the frequently heard argument that these politicians are more extreme than the voters who elect them:

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More about: Israeli Arabs, Israeli politics, Joint List, Meretz

 

Islamic Texts Provide Evidence That Belies Palestinian Propaganda about the Temple Mount

In the past few years, Palestinian leaders have added to their familiar, scurrilous claim that Israel plans to seize or destroy the al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock the assertion that there never was a Jewish Temple there, and that the site had no significance to Jews before modern times. Nadav Shragai argues that, to counteract this effort to rewrite history, it is not sufficient to turn to the wealth of archaeological evidence, which might not prove persuasive to a Muslim audience. Instead, he urges Israel and its defenders to build their case on Islamic sources:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Jerusalem, Muslim-Jewish relations, Temple Mount