Nationwide poll uncovers signs of racism in Israel

Israel Democracy Institute survey shows that a third of the Jewish population doesn’t regard Arab citizens as “Israelis.”

Disturbing signs of racism have been detected in a poll conducted in March, 2011 on behalf of the Israel Democracy Institute by the Dahaf Institute headed by legendary Israeli pollster Dr. Mina Zemach. The poll’s findings were released on Sunday.

In a nationwide representative sample of 1,200 adult Israeli citizens aged 18 and upwards, responses to questions relating to the Arab population, indicated that approximately a third of the Jewish population does not regard Arab citizens as “Israelis.” On the other hand 72% of citizens who are Arab do regard themselves as Israelis, Tamar Hermann who headed the team that devised the questions, told The Jerusalem Post.

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Categories: Israel, Middle East

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