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Israel's Multi-racial Parliament

Israel’s ethnically diverse legislature reflects the country’s multi-racial and multi-ethnic population. Knesset members include European, Oriental and African Jews, Arab Muslims and Christians, Druze and Circassians, amongst others.

Three Arab political parties (Hadash, Balad and United Arab List-Arab Renewal) are represented in the Knesset. Arabs have held key positions in other Israeli government sectors, serving as deputy ministers, judges, diplomats and ambassadors in the Foreign Service.