Moreover, the survey concluded that 61.3% of Israel's Arab sector considers the Knesset an effective arena to address their concern. Only 12.2% dismiss the Knesset as a platform to advance the fortunes of Israeli Arabs.
They are more concerned about the standard of living among Israeli Arabs in the city of Ramla, than about the nationalistic aspirations of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah. Similarly, the 2014 special election for the mayor of Nazareth featured a resounding victory (62%:38%) by Ali Salam – who focused on civic challenges in Nazareth - over Ramiz Jaraisy, who highlighted his identification with the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah.
Against the backdrop of 1,400 years of no intra-Muslim peaceful coexistence, and in view of the endemic civic majority-minorities restlessness in most Western democracies, one should not underestimate the evolving political, cultural, economic Jewish-Arab coexistence in the Jewish State, one of the world's leading democracies, which confronts clear and present lethal dangers: daily terrorism and war launched by the brethren of its Arab minority.