Bayan - The Arabs in Israel

BAYAN - The Arabs in Israel

Bayan is a quarterly publication of the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies. The goal of Bayan is to provide a platform for original research on current-event issues at the center of the national-political, social, and religious agenda of the Arab public in Israel, and on issues that touch upon Jewish-Arab relations. Bayan is edited by Mr. Arik Rudnitzky and is published simultaneously in Hebrew and English.

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Understanding political violence in Jerusalem

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The current issue of Bayan is being published a few months after the tension in Jerusalem surrounding the Holy Esplanade / al-Aqsa Mosque. In his article, Dr. Eran Tzidkiyahu examines the roots of the religious and national tension on the Holy Esplanade in Jerusalem from a historical perspective and surveys the waves of violence between Jews and Palestinians during the last hundred years.

First year of the coalition: The situation of the Arab parties and the balance of power between them

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The current issue of Bayan is being published more than a year after the Knesset elections. For the first time in Arab politics in Israel, one party (United Arab List, Ra'am) joined the government coalition while another party (Joint Arab List) stays in the opposition. In his article, Rany Hasan examines the dynamics and relations between the two parties in recent years, and the balance of power between them, one year after the elections.

“The New Way”: The Key to Understanding Ra’am’s Strategy

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The current issue of Bayan includes two articles that discuss the ideological and political characteristics of the Ra’am party, which is the political arm of the Islamic Movement, headed by Mansour Abbas. Dr. Michael Milshtein's article analyses Ra’am’s political strategy, which is referred to as “The New Way”.