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A growing Arab middle class makes a home in Jewish cities – Shuki Sadeh – Haaretz 25.12.15
The community aspires to services better than what’s available in Arab towns, but Jewish residents often put up resistance. Some 16,000 Arabs are living in 16 cities not officially defined as mixed, or in predominantly Jewish neighborhoods of big cities such as Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. And the cities Upper Nazareth and Ma’alot Tarshiha have been reclassified as mixed over the past decade. A ‘mixed city’ is defined by the Central Bureau of Statistics as one where at least 10% of the residents are registered as Arabs.
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