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Israeli democracy and the rights of its Palestinian citizens

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael



The litmus test for assessing the democratization of any given society is the status of its minorities. The more minorities are integrated into society and receive equal treatment, respect and concern, the more light that society would shed unto other nations, serving as an inspiring model to follow. Presently Israel is severely criticized by foes and friends for its treatment of its Palestinians citizens. This criticism is warranted. This paper shows that Israeli leaders consistently refrain from implementing comprehensive egalitarian policies. It is argued that Israel should strive to accommodate the interests of the Palestinian citizens and grant them equal citizenship rights.


Cohen-Almagor, R. (2015). Israeli democracy and the rights of its Palestinian citizens. Ragion pratica, 45(2), 351-368.

Acceptance Date Oct 1, 2015
Publication Date 2015-11
Deposit Date Dec 18, 2015
Publicly Available Date Nov 23, 2017
Journal Ragion Pratica
Print ISSN 1720-2396
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 45
Issue 2
Pages 351-368
Keywords Israel, Arabs, Palestinians, Discrimination, Equal rights
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Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Ragion pratica, 2015, v.45 issue 2.


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