Arab Israelis: Vote or Boycott?

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Arab Israelis are torn between exercising their right to vote and boycotting the elections.

Many Israeli Arabs condemned the recent three-week Operation Cast Lead military operation in the Gaza Strip.

An Israeli Arab accountant told The Jerusalem Post that for the first time in her life, she decided to boycott the elections in protest of the Gaza operation.

She also said that Arab Knesset (parliament) members don't achieve much.

"It's nice that Arab Israelis are represented in the Knesset, but they can't change any decision," she said.

"The Jews are the ones who are in control. We are only a minority," she said.

Meanwhile, leaders of the Arab parties -- Hadash, United Arab List-Ta'al and Balad -- urged their constituency to vote.

"Together, we call upon the Arab population to go out and participate in the coming elections, to serve the highest interest of the Arab population inside Israel" MK Sheikh Ibrahim Sarsour (United Arab List-Ta'al)," told Nazareth-based a-Shams radio.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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