February 8, 2015

ARABS? THEY'RE ISRAELIS, NO?:

Arab minority is invisible to Israeli Jews, president says : Not one of Israel's top 47 companies employs Arabs in mid-level managerial posts or higher, finds study presented to Rivlin (Elhanan Miller, 2/08/15, Times of Israel)

President Reuven Rivlin criticized Israeli Jewish ignorance of Arab society at a conference hosted at his residence Sunday, warning that both groups are "blind to each other."

"How many of us Jews know colleagues at work who are Arab? How many of us have true friends who are Arab? How many of us know the agenda of the Arab public, or the differences dividing their society?" Rivlin wondered at an event dedicated to the integration of Arab citizens in the private sector, addressing a crowd of business leaders and civil society representatives.

"A huge gap has grown over the years between two societies that live next to each other and with each other, and yet are blind to each other... We must admit the painful truth: namely, that for the majority of Jewish-Israeli society the Arab public occupies a blind spot."



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