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Submitted by Pez Dispenser (Israel), Jan 28, 2013 at 04:43

1. Um el Fahm, the famous Arab border town, voted 50% for the Hadash Communist party, with the United Arab List lagging far behind. This is the same town that adamantly refuses to be turned over to the PA but periodically hosts mass rallies of (one?) branch of the Islamic Movement. Go figure.

2. On Israeli TV, they interviewed a Bedouin who only votes Shas - The Sepharadic Jewish Religious party that promotes welfare payments for having a lot of children. There was also a report about the non-Zionist Ashkenazi Degal HaTorah Haredi party working to broaden their constituency among the Arabs, which may show that ideology is not what talks, but money. Therefore, any Islamist fears may be overblown.


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Why do Bedouin and Druze Arabs in Israel tend to be most pro Israel? [12 words]ShishirJul 28, 2013 03:21208572
2Israel is the best place for muslims to live ! [48 words]Phil GreendFeb 8, 2013 17:45203337
2Phil Greend is a zionist propogandist (humor on) [135 words]PrashantFeb 10, 2013 11:53203337
2013 Israeli elections map: mostly-Islamist party win most Arab towns [99 words]
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Pez DispenserJan 23, 2013 06:12202747
Follow up comments [120 words]Pez DispenserJan 28, 2013 04:43202747

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