There are number of articles in NZZ on Israel election results during last 2 days (23-24 Jan 2013). Is there any mention on 3 Arab parties winning sits in the parliament?
Not at all, you may check here:
- http://www.nzz.ch/meinung/kommentare/netanyahu-unter-doppeltem-druck-1.17956842 (NZZ Nr.19, 24 Jan 2013)
- http://www.nzz.ch/aktuell/international/unerwartet-knapper-wahlsieg-netanyahu-1.17955962 (NZZ Nr.19, 24 Jan 2013)
- Sieg von Netanyahu trotz Verlusten (NZZ Nr. 18, 23 Jan 2013, 1st page)
- Israels Wahlen und Amerikas Sorgen (NZZ Nr. 18, 23 Jan 2013, 3rd page)
Israeli Arabs parties in the parliament are:
- The United Arab List (4 sits) – supports the creation of a Palestinian State in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with East Jerusalem as its capital; and equal rights for Arab citizens of Israel. Its constituency consists mostly of religious or nationalist Israeli Arabs, and enjoys particular popularity among the Bedouin in the 2009 elections, 80% of residents of Bedouin communities voted for the party. The Islamic Movement also operates in poor Arab towns and villages, as well as in Bedouin settlements, to mobilize voters. The southern faction of the Islamic Movement is now the dominant force in the party, whilst other factions include the Arab National http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_List
- Hadash (4 sits)- is a Jewish and Arab socialist front; supports evacuation of all Israeli settlements, a complete withdrawal by Israel from all territories occupied as a result of the Six-Day War, and the establishment of a Palestinian state in those territories. It also supports the right of return or compensation for Palestinian refugees. In addition to issues of peace and security, Hadash is also known for being active on social and environmental issues. Hadash shifted to a more Arab nationalist appeal after running on a joint list with Ta’al in 2003. Avirama Golan of the leftist Haaretz wrote in 2007 that Hadash has “succumbed to the separatist-nationalist and populist stream … and chosen to turn its back on a social and civil agenda in favor of questions related to Palestinian nationalism…” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadash
- Balad (3 sits) – is an Israeli Arab political party in Israel The party supports creation of two states based on pre-1967 borders, with the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem to constitute a Palestinian state and the implementation of UN Resolution 194 regarding the right of return to Palestinian refugees. Balad describes itself as a ‘democratic progressive national party for the Palestinian citizens of Israel.'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balad_(political_party)
NZZ was writing several articles on Israeli Arabs using word ”Discrimination”.
Can NZZ readers in Switzerland get information about Arab parties in Israel parliament from NZZ pages?