Tag Archive for Jews and Arabs

100% Arab, 100% Israeli, and loving it

While BDS activists and mainstream media focus their attention on the Arabs who hate Israel, meet Lucy Ayoub, an Israeli Arab that’s hosting this week’s Eurovision, and who loves the Jewish State.

By David Lazarus


Too bad that the world’s media is focusing this week on Nakba Day as 10,000 Arab Israeli citizens march around in angry protests to memorialize what they consider “the catastrophe of the creation of the State of Israel as their personal tragedy.”

Meanwhile, 300 million people around the globe are watching the Israeli Arab who loves the Jewish Nation as she hosts the Eurovision Song Contest from Tel-Aviv. Continue Reading »

VIDEO REPORT: Palestinian Doctor Practicing Medicine in Israeli Hospital


Dr. Wisam al-Jamal is one of many Palestinians whose story is rarely seen in the international media, but is far more commonly seen in Israel, acknowledging that Jews and Arabs do live and work together in peace.

By Israel Today Staff


You won’t see this reported in the mainstream media, but stories of coexistence like this are not at all uncommon.

Dr. Wisam al-Jamal’s story is probably ignored by the press because he’s not afraid to tell the truth – that Jews and Arabs can live together in peace, and that rather than discriminate against and oppress him, Israel provides him with opportunity and dignity in his profession. Continue Reading »

Boomerang Effect: Palestinian Terror is Affecting Israeli Arab’s Livelihood


As Palestinian terror in Israel continues, coexistence is threatened, as more & more Jewish patrons are afraid to allow Arab workers near their homes, drive them in taxis, or perform personal services.

By Gad Lior and Telem Yahav


With the continuation of the wave of terror which has swept across Israel, recent months have seen the rise of a phenomenon in which Jewish clientele specifically request only Jewish workers in a myriad of services.


Arab construction workers [Illustrative] – Photo: Shaul Golan

Particularly in the wake of the terror attack in Tel Aviv’s Sarona market which left four dead and 16 wounded , the phenomenon threatens the livelihood of thousands of Arabs and, consequently, Jewish-owned business which employ them.

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Israel’s President Bars Arab MK Entry Into Residence After Meeting Terrorists’ Families


After condolence meetings with the families of Palestinian terrorists, Arab MK was not permitted entry into President Rivlin’s meeting with over 60 Arab leaders, Finance Minister & Israel’s Social Equality Minister.

By Itamar Eichner


Joint List MK Jamal Zahalka has been refused entry to the President’s Residence because of his meeting with families of terrorists.

Arab MK Jamal Zahalka at Israel’s Knesset- Photo: Alex Kolomoisky

“While unfortunately, there are those, individual Knesset Members who seek to cynically and maliciously sabotage our ability to establish trust between us (Jews and Arabs), nevertheless we are here today because we believe in our path,” Rivlin said at the meeting. Continue Reading »

Israeli hummus restaurant offers 50% off for Jews & Arabs that eat together


The Hummus Bar in Kfar Vitkin is Kosher/Halal for its clientele, and has an ‘intifada’ special of 50% off for Jews & Muslims who eat together.



Can a shared love of hummus bring Jews and Arabs together? An Israeli restaurant near the coastal city of Netanya is offering 50 percent discounts on hummus for tables with both Jews and Arabs.

חומוס בר - Humus Bar on their Facebook page

חומוס בר – Humus Bar on their Facebook page

A manager of the Hummus Bar, located in Kfar Vitkin, told the Times of Israel that “several” tables of Jews and Arabs have taken advantage of the offer since it began Oct.

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Israel’s Jewish Youths to Promote More Arabic in Jerusalem

In effort to counter recent spat of hate crimes, 150 Jewish high school students in Jerusalem will be riding the Light Rail while speaking only in Arabic.

By Ryan Jones


Next week a group of 150 Jewish high school students will ride Jerusalem’s light rail while conversing only in Arabic. It is a noble initiative that has been poorly presented by some organizers and journalists giving the impression of overbearing racism in the Jewish state.

Jews and Arabs ride Jerusalem’s light rail together. – PHOTO Source: Israel Today

The event has been organized by the movement known as Tag Meir, established to combat those hate crimes perpetrated by Jews, primarily against Arabs. Continue Reading »

Israel Economy Minister Boosts Arab Hi-Tech Employment In $2.5 million Training Program

Economy Ministry has enacted strategic goal to expand hi-tech employment among Israel’s Arabs, especially the women.

By Israel Today Staff


Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett this week awarded tenders totaling $2.5 million to two organizations tasked with training and integrating more local Arabs into the hi-tech industry.

Arab women in high-tech

The two companies, Tsofen and ITworks, will examine hi-tech manpower needs around the country, and accordingly train and provide job placement services for Arab hi-tech students.

“There is a skilled and high-quality workforce in Israel in the form of hundreds of male and female academics from the Arab, Druze and Circassian sectors, available for employment,” said Michal Tzuk, deputy director-general at the Ministry of Economy.

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Israeli man indicted for incitement to racism and to violence over Facebook comment

Lior Cohen from Be’er Sheva called for gathering together to attack Arabs & make them understand ‘that Israel isn’t their country.’


A Be’er Sheva man was indicted yesterday on charges of incitement to racism and to violence or terrorism, after creating a Facebook group called “A real Arab man is an Arab in the grave.”

Lehava protest in Rishon Letzion, August 17, 2014.

Members of right-wing organization Lehava protesting the wedding of a Jewish-born woman and a Muslim man in Rishon Letzion, August 17, 2014. – Photo: Ofer Vaknin

The indictment, which was approved by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, was one of several issued in the past two months against Israelis for creating Facebook groups calling for attacks on Arabs.

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Women from Samaria : Arab Men Accost & Harass Us on Buses

In a letter written to Israel’s Transport Minister, women describe how riding the bus home from work has become a nightmare.

By Arutz Sheva


A group of women who live in Samaria have sent letters to Minister of Transport, Yisrael Katz, in which they complain that using public transportation has become a nightmarish experience, because of harassment by Arabs.

Afikim bus – Photo: Hillel Meir

Arutz Sheva has obtained copies of letters sent to the Transport Minister and to the mayor of Ariel, in which women complain of sexual harassment on bus lines that go from central Israel to Samaria destinations

One woman, whom we will identify as Ayin, wrote: “Last Sunday, I rode the 186 bus from Petach Tikva to Ariel as I always do, on my way back from work. Continue Reading »

Computer analysis: 2-state solution best way to reduce Arab-Israel violence

Computer program developed jointly by Israeli & Swiss social scientists finds best way to reduce violence in Jerusalem is by separating the Arabs & Jews as part of a 2-state solution.


Separating Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem as part of a two-state solution could offer the best way to reduce violence in the disputed city, according to a computer simulation developed in Switzerland and Israel.

The Old City of Jerusalem

The Old City of Jerusalem. – Photo: Michal Fattal

Social scientists mapped population groups in Jerusalem and analyzed their relationships in order to develop a computer model, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich said Thursday. Continue Reading »

Five Experts Offer Opinions on Israel’s Theme Park Segregation

Is it legal? Was Superland right or wrong to have separate days for Arab & Jewish schools?

A Rabbi, MK & ex-minister all weigh in.

By Maayana Miskin


It was recently revealed that the Superland theme park had a practice of having Jewish schools and Arab schools visit on separate days. Managers argued that the practice was necessary to avoid violence and said that both Jewish and Arab teachers had asked for the separate days.

Was Superland right or wrong in its policy of quiet separation? Arutz Sheva’s weekly magazine, B’Sheva, asked three public figures and two readers what they thought.

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Transplant makes blood brothers of Arab and Jewish families


Mohammed Eckert receives a kidney from Shmuel Ben-Yair, whose father gets a kidney from Mohammed’s wife in complex and rare procedure “We bonded both physically&  mentally,” says Jewish patient who now has a new lease on life.

By Daniel Siryoti

An extraordinary story that defies borders, religions and race recently unfolded at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa recently: Two patients who desperately needed kidney transplants, one Jewish and one Arab, received donations that saved their lives — with the Arab patient’s wife donating a kidney to the Jewish patient, and the Jewish patient’s son donating his kidney to the Arab patient.

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The NGOs that undermine non-Jews who wish to serve

Support for those who serve the IDF or in national service without reference to their race, gender, or religion are systematically stymied by NGOs that are funded by foreign gov’ts.


In 2010, Cpl. Eleanor Joseph became the first female Arab combat soldier in the IDF.
Joseph, a Christian Arab told Ma’ariv that her good luck charm is a drawing of the Star of David with the caption: “I have no other land, even when my ground is burning.” Her commander drew it for her.
Elinor Joseph, was born 1991 into a Christian family from the Arab village of Jish, is the first Arab woman ever to serve in a combat role in the I.D.F.

Cpl Elinor Joseph, was born 1991 into a Christian family from the Arab village of Jish, and in 2010 became the first Arab woman ever to serve in a combat role in the I.D.F.

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Elderly Arab shepherd severely beaten; settlers offer assistance

Hassan Barhoush, 80, severely beaten & left for dead while tending his sheep.
Shocked Avnei Hefetz residents visit him in hospital, seek

By Itamar Fleishman


Hassan Barhoush, an 80-year-old Palestinian shepherd from Kafr al-Labad in the West Bank, remains hospitalized at the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv after being severely beaten a week-and-a-half ago by two unknown assailants with rods.

"לא תהיה יותר מאנרכיה". חוסני ברהוש ואביו בבית החולים (צילום: ירון ברנר)

Barhoush and his son at the hospital – Photo: Yaron Brener

Both of Barhoush’s hands were broken in the attack, and he was left bleeding on the ground. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

The elderly man’s son, Husni, told Ynet his father tends his sheep for two or three hours a day and then returns home. Continue Reading »

Every Year More Israeli Arabs volunteer for National Service

Around 3000 Arab Israelis are now volunteering to enter National Service, & the number is growing each year.



Ein Naquba – When Nasim Awadallah finished high school two years ago, he didn’t have many prospects. His grades were not good enough to get into university. He worked at a minimum wage job for a few months but was not satisfied.

Women walking in the mixed Arab-Jewish city Lod

Women walking in the mixed Arab-Jewish city Lod – Photo: REUTERS

So he volunteered for Israel’s national service, an alternative to army service, which is under the control of the Defense Ministry. He works at the same school he attended in his village. Continue Reading »