World: A Lamb Between Two Wolves

"We are cut in two. For me, a border clash is a clash within me."

—Arab storekeeper in Nazareth

WHAT would happen if Israel suddenly agreed to repatriate a sizable number of Arab refugees? How would the Arabs be received and how would they live? One hint may be found in the status of the Arabs who stayed put when Israel was founded in 1948 and are now full citizens of the predominantly Jewish state.

There are 330,000 Israeli Arabs, and in terms of education and economy they fare considerably better than most of their brethren...

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