The Abraham Initiatives published a comprehensive survey in December 2019 that systematically examines the relationship between Jews and Arabs in mixed cities.
Among the findings:
–81% of Jewish respondents and 89% of Arabs described the relationship between Jews and Arabs in their cities as positive.
–41% of Jews and 32% of Arabs in all cities agreed (somewhat or very much) with the saying: “Arabs and Jews should be separated and everyone will live in a separate, non-national neighborhood.”
–31% of the Jews strongly agreed with the saying: “I allow my children to play with Arab children,” and 26% expressed opposition (disagree or strongly disagree). Among Arabs, 41% strongly agreed with the opposite (“I allow my children to play with Jewish children”), and only 5% opposed this statement.
–18% of Jewish residents of mixed cities fear moving around Arab neighborhoods, 14% of Arabs in these cities report that they often encounter discrimination.
For an infographic highlighting the main findings, click here.
For for the full findings, click here.