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  1. This reminds me of the SodaStream-case: Israel appoints a diplomat from a minority group (only ?) for hasbara reasons and it comes back hitting their face. The article in the Norwegian paper Aftenbladet clearly states that the Israeli government may have appointed Araidi to improve Israel’s image in Norway. They also write that Araidi attended a litterature festival in Stavanger that was boycotted by some other writers because of his presence.
    Aftenbladet post some severe hasbara though claiming that “the Druze are fully integrated in Israel and ‘have important roles’ in Israeli society”.
    After the Bedouins, the Druze are the poorest group in Israel, and their villages are just as under-developped as any other Arab village.
    By the way, I see that Naim Araidi is from Maghar, just as the Saad-family that I mentioned on the former thread. So we have the two extremes: a Druze who accepts to represent an extreme right-wing government abroad and a Druze family who identifies as Palestiniens, and whose eldest son went to prison for refusing to serve in the army.

    1. @ Shoshana: Nonsense. I didn’t ask Araidi to expose himself. Are you implying that he shouldn’t be held accountable? That his deeds should remain secret? If so, to what purpose? To protect Israel’s reputation?

      I don’t look at exposing someone’s misdeeds as “notches in a gun.” Nor am I a gunslinger.

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