Political Change and Social Unrest: The Arab Minority and Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel

Last month, escalations in East Jerusalem sparked unprecedented, street-level violence between Jewish and Arab citizens in Israel and renewed hostilities with Gaza. Arab rioting, retaliatory Jewish vigilante attacks, and clashes with police sent shockwaves throughout the country and left many communities in fear. In parallel, Jewish and Arab leaders made history by forming the first governing coalition with an Arab party, Ra’am.