have developed more extreme views on their government and the Jewish majority,
according to a new study conducted jointly by Haifa University and the Israel Democracy
According to the report, 62 percent of Israeli-Arabs feel
they cannot trust Jews, while 71 percent feel the government treats them as
second-class citizens. At the same time, however, 73 percent of Israeli-Arabs do favor Arab political parties joining a Jewish coalition and 55 percent prefer living in Israel than any other country, largely to do the economic and social benefits they receive as citizens.
The report also found a clear majority of
Israeli-Arabs, 59 percent, who support a third Palestinian Intifada in the West
Bank and Gaza in the continued stalemate in the peace process continues.
Additionally, 58 percent feel that “it is justified that Arab citizens in
Israel begin an Intifada of their own if their situation does not improve
significantly,” according to the report.
Professor Sammy Smooha, who conducted the survey told the Jerusalem Post that the “the results
show that Arab-Jewish relations have become worse over time, particularly since
the time of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.”