Israel's Arab Citizens and the 2015 General Elections | Mar...

Israel's Arab Citizens and the 2015 General Elections | March 2015

Task Force Election Update


The merger of the three Arab and one Jewish-Arab political parties in advance of the 2015 general elections is considered by many to be among the most significant political events within Israel’s Arab society in recent history. Despite their ideological differences, the parties succeeded in creating a joint list that may very well become the third largest contingent in the next Knesset.

How has this joint Arab list affected Israeli political discourse in general and in Arab society specifically? What are the hopes and expectations regarding its impact on the upcoming elections? This update aims to share insights from the field and identify some of the main issues related to the newly structured Arab presence, as well as highlight a number of additional developments related to Arab society and the upcoming elections.

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