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WATCH: The Arab youth mainstreaming Palestinian identity in Israel

Today, many young Arab citizens of Israel are no longer afraid of being proud of their Palestinian identity. Yet there is a general sense that the establishment is trying to prevent them from defining their own identity. What happens when Arabs who take pride in their people want to ‘make it’ into the mainstream? The third and final part in a series on Palestinian identity in Israel. Watch parts one and two.

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    1. R5

      Again, really don’t see how this site is pro-peace (from a donor perspective) when it is actively and openly promoting overt ethnic Arab nationalism. I guess the momentum behind opposition to Trump is also getting the closet Arab chauvanists like Rami to drop the human rights charade, since the progressive bandwagon is too whipped up against Trump to notice. Good luck with that.

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    2. Lewis from Afula

      Palestinianism will never bring peace to the Arab Citizens of Israel. It will make them stick out like a sore thumb. Having a miserable, terrorist-inspired, criminal false consciousness embedded in their identity is a sure sign of choosing to be the losers of history.

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    3. i_like_ike52

      You need to learn the new “progressive” Orwellian Newspeak…. a “peace activist” is a radical anti-Israel activist who at least is “understanding” of terrorism. Rachel Corrie is referred to as a “peace activist” and we remember when she burned an American flag in front of a group of Palestinian children while they were chanting anti-American slogans. Similarly, they can say that encouraging radical Arab nationalism is “promoting peace”.
      In any event, radical Nasserite or Ba’athist Pan Arabism is dead, but so is localized Arab nationalism, such as “Palestinianism” or “Syrianism”. Today, the vogue is for pan-Arabism or clanism or tribalism. The clan divisions of Palestinian override “Palestinian nationalism” for most, if not all Palestinians. Just look at the West Bank-Gaza split.

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      • Ben

        ​Ike: You claim to know a lot about what every Arab person everywhere thinks and wants but its a mix of prejudices and contradictions.You are fond of calling others “Orwellian” but I think you are the most Orwellian of all, with your suggestions that what the Palestinians really want is submission to Israel if only their leaders would let them. Or whatever. In Orwell’s “1984” the Ministry of Truth is emblazoned with three slogans: “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

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