Balad pushes bill to make Arabs autonomous minority

18.06.2013                      10.Tammus. 5773

Innenpolitik:

Balad pushes bill to make Arabs autonomous minority

MK Jamal Zahalka, tells 'Post' proposed legislation is for Israel to recognize Arab citizens as national minority, fulfill obligations.

The Israeli-Arab Balad party is pushing a bill that would enshrine the country’s Arabs as an official minority with autonomous national rights in fields such as culture and education. They seek to have the bill included in Israel’s Basic Laws, which serve as a quasi-constitution….