Israel’s Arab Minority seeking political opportunity
Israel has another date with election. The March 2nd vote is an unprecedented third round in less than a year. The previous two ended in a deadlock between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s right-wing and religious bloc and a cluster of center-left parties.
Among those voting are Arab citizens of Israel, less than half of them turned out to vote in last April’s election, that changed in the September election propelling the Joint List to becoming the third largest block in the Israeli parliament (Knesset), gaining 13 seats.
Arabs in Israel make up about 20 percent of the total population, or close to 1.8 million.
They are casting their ballets this time with many issues on their minds.