Democracy: Forging the Future: Finding Justice on The Margins

To Suhad Hammoud Dahleh, it seems that every day an Israeli tells her she should stop complaining about her minority status as a Palestinian citizen of the Jewish state and go see how she would like life in an undemocratic Arab country. "No way," Hammoud replies. "This is my homeland. The way things are in the Arab countries is no excuse for the way Israel treats us. Palestinians are living in the margins of Israeli democracy." Rather than leave, Hammoud wants to make democracy work. Hammoud, 29, grew up in a Jewish neighborhood of Acre, an ancient town on Israel's northern...

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