A Palestinian Ben-Gurion

It appears that since the chances for a new Israeli Ben-Gurion’s birth are nil, someone in Israel has begun to wish for a Palestinian one.

Salman Masalha ||
A Palestinian Ben-Gurion


The Arabs are flocking back to the tribe


Salman Masalha ||

The Arabs are flocking back to the tribe


In the Jewish sector many voters didn’t bother to show up at the polling places for the municipal elections. Some commentators have linked the low turnout to the disappearance of the national political parties from the local scene. By way of contrast, the Arab sector flocked en masse to the polling stations in order to cast the right ballots. “A festival of democracy” is how the Hebrew media labeled the high voter turnout in the Arab sector.