Some apartheid state: 56% of Israeli Arabs voted in Knesset election
The 'international community' loves to call us an 'apartheid state.' Here's more proof that's a lie: 56% of 'Israeli Arabs' voted in last week's election
“The high voting rates
reflect the will of the Arab public to take part in the Israeli political
process,” The Abraham Fund Initiatives – an NGO promoting coexistence and
equality among Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens, said in a report released on
Despite a previous downward trend in Arab voting, this
election showed that the Arab public believes in their representatives in the
Knesset and in their ability to promote Arab interests, according to the
Amnon Beeri-Sulitzeanu, co-executive director of The Abraham
Fund, told The Jerusalem Post that the voting data showed a higher turnout rate
than the 53% in 2009.
“We have been working hard to get out the Arab vote
regardless of who they were voting for, just as long as they would use their
civic right to vote,” Beeri-Sulitzeanu said.
Kafr Kasim, near Rosh Ha’ayin, led
the Arab sector with close to 80% turnout, according to the Central Elections
Other major Arab population centers also had a high turnout:
Jaljulya at 70%, Kafr Bara 59%, Taibe 60%, Tira 59%, Rahat 57%, Umm el-Fahm 57%
and Sakhnin around 80%.
Some interesting results were seen in the Arab
sector, for example in Kafr Kasim, where 12 votes were cast for Bayit Yehudi, 33
for Shas and one for Strong Israel. Many other Arab towns cast small numbers of
votes for right-wing Zionist parties. For example in Sakhnin, in the Western
Galilee, Strong Israel received nine votes, Shas 31 and United Torah Judaism
Name me one country in the Arab world where Arabs are free to vote for the candidates and parties of their choice....
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