I would like to start by saying that by law, all Israelis citizens are equals and entitled to the same rights. Unfortunately, ideas don’t always works in real life and to say that in Israel, Arabic people and Jewish people are the same is a bit far fetched, but we do have some pretty amazing rules in order to strive for equality.
Along with Hebrew, Arabic is the formal language in Israel
What it actually means that any formal information’s like laws and rights must be published in Arabic as well as Hebrew. A person can reach out to government offices in Arabic and all the formal forms should be also in Arabic.
In any road sign, stamp or money bills you will find written in Arabic.
In addition, Israel sponsors education in Arabic, and actually subsidize elementary and high schools in the Arabic language.
In the year 2000 the Israeli government set a law in which among government employees there will be adequate representation of minorities, Arabs among them.
In every university there is affirmative action towered Arabs in which the acceptance threshold is lower than the regular one.
Freedom of Religious
In Israel, everyone can live according to their beliefs as long as they don’t hurt anyone else, so no marring two women is not allowed but in oppose to certain European countries, minorities, Arabs among them, can dress and talk as the desire and can live a religious non- Jewish life with everything implies.
Resting days and holidays will be determine according to your religion and the country is obligated to give you days off during those special days.
So what’s the problem you ask? Well quite a lot.
Israel is a Jewish State
Israel is defined as a home of the Jewish people, the national anthem speaks in Jewish terms and the flag has Jewish signs in it.
Laws such as law of return and Israeli nationality law gives priority to Jewish over others.
There are laws that are striven from the Jewish low, for example, there is no public transportation during Saturday and Jewish holidays.
There is an on-going conflict between Arabs and Israelis and unfortunately many consider the other side as an enemy. Both sides have radical groups, Israelis Arabs are often suffer of discrimination and hateful reaction from Jewish Israelis and some Israeli Arabs helped suicide boomers get in to Israel and to execute the attack therefore, considered as a threat.
Many Jewish Israelis feels hate towered Israeli Arabs and they are not shy, comments like death to all Arabs or transfer are very common in the Israeli society. The other side is no angel, comments against the Jewish state and even action against it is a thing of normal.
Not all are like that, there are people from both sides who are eager on getting to know each other and peacefully co-exist but you don’t hear about them enough, radicals are the best in getting their voice heard.