Sunday, January 7, 2007

Dispelling the myths, narrowing the gaps: Israeli Arabs & Jews

Israeli Arabs & Jews: Dispelling the Myths & Narrowing the Gaps
Professor Amnon Rubinstein, president of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, shows how contrary to popular assumptions, Israeli Arabs have made great strides in major indices of progress, notably health and education. While careful to not downplay decades of discrimination and inequalities, he amply demonstrates how the gaps between Arabs and Jews inside Israel have narrowed dramatically. This in stark contrast to countries like France and Britian, where the gap has actually widened between Arab and non-Arab citizens, regarding similar indices.

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