Today, we sit down for a candid conversation with Israel’s deputy consul general to the Midwest, Shahar Arieli.Shahar explains why the Israeli government is relocating 30,000 Arab Bedouins from their unrecognized villages in southern Israel to recognized settlements.
Last month, the Israeli government approved a plan to relocate 30,000 Bedouins from their unrecognized villages in southern Israel to settlements recognized by the state. We hear from Israeli citizens, both Arab and Jewish, who believe the move will have negative consequences.
Relations between Turkey and Israel are at an all-time low. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he won’t restore normal relations with the Israelis until he receives an official apology for last year’s attack on a Turkish flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip.