Shibley Telhami

University of Maryland

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Israel is holding an election on Tuesday. Arabs make up about 20 percent of the Israeli population, but usually only a fraction vote in national elections.

In Israeli elections, why is voter turnout among Arab Israelis so low?

Israel is holding an election on Tuesday. Arabs make up about 20 percent of the Israeli population, but usually only a fraction vote in national elections.

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President Trump is talking "peace" between Israelis and Palestinians — without any detailed plan to confront the all-important "core issues" between them.

President Trump in search of the 'ultimate deal'

President Trump is talking "peace" between Israelis and Palestinians — without any detailed plan to confront the all-important "core issues" between them.

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When he spoke to reporters this morning, President Obama addressed the crisis in Gaza. He said that Secretary of State John Kerry is seeking Egypt’s help in negotiating a ceasefire.

Israel Pushes Deeper into Gaza

When he spoke to reporters this morning, President Obama addressed the crisis in Gaza. He said that Secretary of State John Kerry is seeking Egypt’s help in negotiating a ceasefire.

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