The Palestinians in Israel and the Civil Service Plan: Preliminary Readings

Edited by: Mtanes Shihadeh

September 2014

Available in Arabic

dالخدمة المدنية"The Palestinians in Israel and the Civil Service Plan: Preliminary Readings" examines Palestinians' reactions to Israel's plans to incorporate Arab citizens into what the state calls its "civil service program." The book, edited by the coordinator of the Israel Studies Program at Mada-al Carmel, Dr. Mtanes Shehadeh, is based on an in-depth survey conducted by Mada al-Carmel of Palestinians in Israel on their viewpoints regarding civil service. Civil service is an institution that promotes youth participation in the military and economic advancement of the state without direct military service. The issue of Arab participation in civil service is likely to become central to the relationship between Israel and Palestinian citizens in the next few years. "The Palestinians in Israel and the Civil Service Plan: Preliminary Readings" is the first comprehensive work published on the subject of Arab civil service in Israel.

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