‘We want to live together’: Arab minister calls for unity in face of terror attacks

Regional Affairs Minister Esawi Frej speaks to Jewish community representatives in New York, March 29, 2022. (Gili Getz) NEW YORK — Regional Cooperation Minister Esawi Frej called for Jewish-Arab unity in Israel in the face of terror attacks during a meeting in New York with Jewish community representatives.

Frej, Israel’s second Arab minister and a member of the left-wing Meretz party, said he was “worried” by the recent attacks shortly after a gunman killed five Israelis in Bnei Brak, but that the “silent majority” of Jews and Arabs in Israel could counter extremism.

“The majority, we want to live together. We […]

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