‘He’s using his last bullet’: Israeli Arabs condemn Netanyahu comments

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Prime minister accused of racist ploy to try to win next month’s general election

“He is stirring the dirt,” said Gabriel Abdullah, an Arab citizen of Israel who runs a tourism company in Jerusalem, of the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. “That’s very, very dangerous, but he will use anything.”

Abdullah was not alone among members of Israel’s Arab minority on Monday in lambasting Netanyahu for saying the country was “not a state of all its citizens”. Many characterised his comments as a racist ploy to try to win the forthcoming general election.

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