web analytics
September 16, 2014 / 21 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Apartment 758x530 Africa-Israel at the Israel Real Estate Exhibition in New York

Africa Israel Residences, part of the Africa Israel Investments Group led by international businessman Lev Leviev, will present 7 leading projects on the The Israel Real Estate Exhibition in New York on Sep 14-15, 2014.



Israeli Political Parties Vow to Make Jews and Arabs ‘Equal’ in Israel by 2023

Members of Israel’s Labor, Meretz, Kadima, Hadash, Yesh Atid and Hatnuah parties signed a covenant on Sunday pledging to close equality gaps between Jews and Arabs within 10 years.

Likud, Jewish Home, Israel Our Home, Strength to Israel, Balad and United Arab List- Ta’al were not present at the Jaffa ceremony, initiated by the Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development, according to a report by Haaretz.

Signatories included MK Isaac Herzog (Labor), MK Ilan Gilon (Meretz), MK Mohammed Barakeh (Hadash), MK Doron Avital (Kadima) Yesh Atid candidate Ya’akov Peri and Hatnuah candidate Amram Mitzna.

Symbolic chairs for Likud/Israel Our home, Jewish Home, Shas, and United Torah Judaism were left empty, signifying the lack of attendance of representatives from those parties.

Balad and United Arab List-Ta’al representatives cancelled at the last minute, according to Haaretz.

The covenant stated that Arabs suffered from discrimination and vowed to create equality in state funding for Jewish and Arab populations within the decade.

The Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development’s executive director, Helmi Kittani, told the audience that two thirds of children in Israel living under poverty are Arab.

Dr. Danny Gera, one of the initiators of the 10 year plan, said that Arab poverty had not changed significantly, despite major cash infusions to the population by governments around the world.

Yesh Atid’s Yaakov Peri said that while he supports the plan, he thinks Arabs should be forced to do national service in their communities “to contribute to a more egalitarian society.”

About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “Israeli Political Parties Vow to Make Jews and Arabs ‘Equal’ in Israel by 2023”

  1. I agree with this agenda. The left has often been mistaken on it's view of how peace can be achieved. but I have no doubt that full equality is in Israel's interest and promotes peace. National service by everyone also makes sense.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Kreshnik Berisha is not Jewish but played for a German soccer team - before joining ISIS.
German Man on Trial for ISIS Membership Played On Jewish Soccer Team
Latest News Stories

Arsonists set fire to a Brussels synagogue that was firebombed in 20190, but Jewish officials are not ready to declare the incident as anti-Semitic. The wife and two children of the synagogue’s caretaker, who was not present at the time of the arson, suffered slight smoke inhalation after the fire broke out on the fourth […]

Sabra 'hummus" - made in Israel and be bought in the United States

If you don’t live in Israel, at least ‘Buy Israel.”

One dollar now buys 3.64 shekels, nearly 25 agorot more than two months ago.

The higher rate is good news for Israelis with dollar accounts and for U.S. tourists.

Shofar Skull

A guide at the Gush Etzion Zoo (bet you didn’t there was one of those in Gush Etzion) explains to Junior High School students how to extract the ram horn shell after it dried, and eventually make it into a shofar, on September 15, 2014.

“Jewish teams’ are more proud to win than proud to be Jewish.

A prison inmate on death row in Connecticut is demanding kosher food, though he’s not really Jewish.

There were reports that ISIS shot down a Syrian regime’s war plane over its “capital,” Raqqa.

An eight year old boy was struck and killed in a parking lot by a school bus Tuesday at Kibbutz Kfar Menachem.

A new cancer treatment to fight metastatic melanoma, Keytruda, has been approved by the FDA.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid refuses to raise taxes and won’t let defense budget demands turn into a ‘Turkish bazaar.’

Turkey has offered to host the Egyptian leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood after their eviction from Qatar.

Israel is cracking down on Arab attackers determined to harm Jews in Jerusalem and around the country.

For the first time, US warplanes bombed ISIS terrorists near Baghdad in support of Iraqi troops.

Oskar Groening’s defense is that he only was cog in the Nazi death machine.

The US warns people to buy gas masks if visiting, Israel warns of world-wide anti-Semitism.

This happened in Britain in 2014, not in Germany in 1939.

More Articles from Malkah Fleisher
Godzilla (R.)

A green bell pepper affectionately dubbed “Godzilla” by the children of Moshav Ein Yahav in the northern Arava desert has won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Though the permissibility of watching hired sports players go to battle in a large stadium is a source of controversy amongst Torah observant Jews, the food being served at the upcoming Super Bowl games in New Orleans is not.

Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, youth director at the Chabad Jewish Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, will be introducing a new art installation in honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, inspired by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.

More than 2,000 people have made contributions in memory of the young victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to plant a grove of trees in Israel.

Shoshana Hebshi, a half-Jewish, half-Arab woman from Ohio is suing Frontier Airlines, the FBI, TSA and other governmental agencies after she says she was forced off a flight, strip-searched, and imprisoned on the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

Women may enter military combat in the United States, following the lift of a military ban on women in combat by defense secretary Leon Panetta.

The Jewish National Fund will reconsider a plan to forest parts of the Arava desert, following the request of environmental organizations to consider the impact of trying to alter the native ecosystem.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Israel and western countries not to attempt to stop Iran’s nuclear program through military means.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israeli-political-parties-vow-to-make-jews-and-arabs-equal-in-israel-by-2023/2013/01/14/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: