Makom Israel Teachers Lounge

Makom Israel Teachers Lounge


143 - Israeli Arabs in Today's Politics...

September 26, 2019

Dr. Steve Klein joins us to help explain the fascinating but complicated role that Arab parties play in Israel politics. Often minorities get overlooked, but in this unusual week, Israelis are talking about an ever evolving demographic. What about this past week was so unusual? Why don't Arab parties usually want to join government coalitions? How do social and cultural issues complicate the politics? Are there political parallels to this situation in other countries? Are there other similar complicated parties in Knesset? What are the subdivisions in the Arab demographic and how do express their voices politically?


Its an important episode addressing an often overlooked topic that requires unpacking. Join us!


Information on Steve's upcoming Winter mini-course at Hebrew U - Minorities in Israel


Dr. Steven Klein is an adjunct professor at both Tel Aviv University and Ben Gurion University. He is an editor at the Haaretz newspaper and a frequent contributor of op-eds to Haaretz and other news outlets. He earned his Doctorate in Conflict Management and Negotiation from Bar Ilan University. He resides in the central city of Modi’in.


This episode was recorded at the amazing Ben Wallick Studios. Ben is the best!


Makom Israel Teachers Lounge is a weekly podcast produced by Matt Lipman, and hosted by Michael Unterberg and Alan Goldman.


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