Back to Basics: Israel’s Arab Minority and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
| International Crisis Group | 2012
The latest Crisis Group report, examines the situation of Palestinian citizens of Israel, emphasising that beyond immediate government measures, Jews and Arabs must answer profound questions for a sustainable two-state solution.
Since 2000, the collapse of the peace process and ensuing uprising have led the Arab minority, alienated at home, to look outside for support and political leverage. It has emphasised its Palestinian identity and increasingly dissociated itself from Israeli politics. For its part, Israel’s Jewish majority has grown more suspicious of a community it views as a potential fifth column, a demographic threat and a segment of society hostile to its very existence.