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Reader comment on item: Updates on the Israeli Arab Paradox

Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Dec 15, 2016 at 17:23

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/The-truth-about-Israeli-Arabs-475540

"Darawshe presented some astounding statistics that contradict the fabricated inflammatory rhetoric that we hear so often. Here are some of the facts:

• 23% of Israeli doctors are Arabs
• 46% of Israeli pharmacists are Arabs
• 28% of hi-tech students at the Technion are Arabs
• 16% of the students in all of Israeli higher education are Arabs Regarding perceptions about Israel within the Arab community (based on 2015 polling performed by Prof. Sammy Smooha, University of Haifa):
• 73% view "Israeli" as part of their identity
• 77% want to see their community fully integrated into Israeli society
• 60% are "at peace" with the reality that Israel has a Jewish majority, and 52% would actually vote in a nation referendum in favor of a constitution which declares Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, with equal rights for all minorities.

Concerning the Arabs and Knesset representation:
• 17% are against any Knesset participation
• 15% support the extremist Balad party; two-thirds support the more moderate parties within the Joint List
• 72% want to see the Arab parties in the government working to improve their quality of life
• 73% disagree with the decision by the Joint List not to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres"

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Wonderful numbers - let's hope they are valid. It would be good if Mohammad Darawshe, director at The Center for a Shared Society at Givat Haviva, made the full survey available for examination.

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