Israeli Arab media personality Lucy Aharish on the growing outspokenness of 20 percent of the country’s population:
There is a new generation of Arabs who don’t give a hoot what anyone thinks and will do everything they can to get into high positions. We have other things to get over besides the occupation and discrimination. We are fighters and don’t give in. If you don’t open the door for me, I will come in through the window, and if it is closed, down the chimney. We were too polite, but we learned Israeli chutzpah. It’s easy to humiliate an Arab who kowtows, but when that person says ‘Listen, pal, tone it down, don’t talk to me like that,’ you arrive at a dialogue.