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Bainerman: Give PA Arabs Israeli Citizenship

Joel Bainerman, economics expert: Give PA Arabs Israeli citizenship as part of a One State solution
By Israel National Radio
First Publish: 3/11/2010, 12:25 PM / Last Update: 3/14/2010, 12:27 PM

Joel Bainerman, economics expert, spoke with Israel National Radio's Tamar Yonah at this year's Jerusalem Conference. Bainerman says that the status quo is unbearable and it therefore makes sense to give Palestinian Arabs Israeli citizenship as part of a "One State" solution.

According to Bainerman, there aren't nearly as many Arabs in Judea and Samaria as people are led to believe. As well, Israel can add the votes of Israelis living abroad to still maintain a two-thirds majority in the Knesset. Granting them citizenship will allow Israel to grow in Judea and Samaria and will encourage Israelis to move there, he says.