JORDANIAN AMBASSADOR LENDS VOICE TO PALESTINIAN ARABS LIVING IN ISRAEL
Jordanian Ambassador to the U.S. Jamil Marwan Al-Muasher, who was Jordan's first ambassador to Israel, examined the status of Palestinian citizens of Israel Aug. 12 at the Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine.
"First, don't refer to them as `Arab Israelis,' `Israeli Arabs,' or `1948 Arabs,'" began Al-Muasher. "They lived on the land long before 1948 and prefer to be called `Arabs living in Israel,' or `Palestinian Arabs living in Israel.'"
Most live in the hinterlands, Ambassador Al-Muasher said, with no more than 15 percent residing in coastal areas, testament to the efficiency of Israel's …