Rachel Shabi has reported extensively on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Middle East. Her award-winning book, Not the Enemy: Israel's Jews from Arab lands, was published in 2009.
Israel's Mizrahi Jews could have been, and can still be, a bridge between Israel and the Arab world. But the harsh treatment, "de-Arabisation", and prejudice towards Mizrahim are a symbol of this wasted opportunity fifty years into occupation.
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