Poll: Israeli Arabs Want to live Where?

Rick Moran
David Hazony of Commentary highlights a poll by the John F. Kennedy School of Government where Israeli Arabs were querried on where they would like to live if given the choice of anywhere on earth.

The Arabs picked Israel in
overwhelming numbers:

According to the poll, 77 percent would rather live in Israel than any other country on earth. This is a shockingly high number: One wonders whether so many Israeli Jews would answer the same way if asked. This, combined with another poll showing that over 70 percent support Arab participation in Israeli national service, seems to make the point fairly incontrovertible. But still the question remains: When will their own leaders reflect their feelings?

For an "oppressed" people, Israeli Arabs seem relatively content. And as Hazony points out, when so many are willing to fight and defend Israel, that also says something about how they feel regarding their home.

No, life is not perfect for Israeli Arabs I'm sure. But considering the way that Jews are treated in Arab countries, the Israeli Arabs should count themselves lucky indeed.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky
David Hazony of Commentary highlights a poll by the John F. Kennedy School of Government where Israeli Arabs were querried on where they would like to live if given the choice of anywhere on earth.

The Arabs picked Israel in
overwhelming numbers:

According to the poll, 77 percent would rather live in Israel than any other country on earth. This is a shockingly high number: One wonders whether so many Israeli Jews would answer the same way if asked. This, combined with another poll showing that over 70 percent support Arab participation in Israeli national service, seems to make the point fairly incontrovertible. But still the question remains: When will their own leaders reflect their feelings?

For an "oppressed" people, Israeli Arabs seem relatively content. And as Hazony points out, when so many are willing to fight and defend Israel, that also says something about how they feel regarding their home.

No, life is not perfect for Israeli Arabs I'm sure. But considering the way that Jews are treated in Arab countries, the Israeli Arabs should count themselves lucky indeed.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky