Haaretz publishes Arabic language editorial urging Arabs to vote

(JTA) — The Israeli newspaper Haaretz published an Arabic-language editorial titled “Arabs of Israel: Get out and vote.”

“As a national minority, [Arab citizens] both enrich and challenge Israeli democracy, and therefore, it’s appropriate for them to have political representation that reflects their proportion in the Israeli population,” the left-leaning publication wrote.

The editorial also was published with a Hebrew translation. The Arabic version also appeared on Haaretz’s English and Hebrew websites.

In 1977, Haaretz also published an Arabic editorial heralding the arrival of then-Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the first Arab head of state to visit Israel.

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