Top Secret: Memorandum-Proposal-Handling the Arabs of Israel

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VOL. 6

1976/77

No. 1
P. 190
Special Documents
Top Secret: Memorandum-Proposal-Handling the Arabs of Israel
ABSTRACT

This menorandum, proposing changes in Israeli policy toward the Arabs in Israel, was written by Israel Koenig, the Northern District (Galilee) Commissioner of the Ministry of the Interior, and reportedly submitted to Prime Minister Rabin as a secret document. Its subsequent publication in Al Hamishmar, September 7, 1976, brought the document wide, critical attention. In the words of Al Hamishmar, the Koenig report "includes dangerous evaluations and statements. Were they accepted as an authorized position, they would cause a conflict between the Jewish majority and the Arab minority." Below, the Journal reprints the report, translated from the original Hebrew.