Don’t expect to be equally employed in Israel if you’re Arab

That’s quite a democracy you have there:

Only six of the 439 Knesset workers are Arabs, according to a report on minority employees at government institutions submitted… on Wednesday… by United Arab List-Ta’al MK Ahmed Tibi.

According to the committee report, only 1.3 percent of workers in the Prime Minister’s Office are Arab. In the Finance Ministry, 1.4 percent of all employees are Arab, while the figure in the Construction and Housing Ministry is 1.8 percent.

The situation in government-run agencies is similar: Arabs comprise 1 percent of the workforce at the Geological Survey of Israel and 1.3 percent at the Israel Electric Company.

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