This article is based on a study in Arabic by author that formed the final chapter of the book Yahud al-bilad al-‘arabiyyah (The Jews of the Arab Countries) by the late Palestinian historian Khairiyyah Qasimiyyah. It examines the problem of identity among Jews of Arab origin in Israel and the resurgent use of the term ‘Arab Jew’ used by Jewish academics and activists in Israel. It also considers the issues of discrimination and socioeconomic injustice against the Arab Jewish community since the early history of Israel. Finally, it discusses the potential for joint action by Arab Jews and Palestinians for the cause of social justice and pluralism in Israel.
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Research Article| July 01 2015
Arab Jews in Israel: the struggle for identity and socioeconomic justice
Anis Mustafa Al-Qasem
Anis Mustafa Al-Qasem *
Palestinian, barrister-at-law and member of the Palestine National Council, Secretary General of The International Organisation for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD), an NGO with UN Consultative Status
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2015) 8 (3): 323–338.
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Anis Mustafa Al-Qasem; Arab Jews in Israel: the struggle for identity and socioeconomic justice. Contemporary Arab Affairs 1 July 2015; 8 (3): 323–338. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1054613
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