The Arab people had an ancient culture to preserve, but this ancient culture is actually Israelis’, too. The Arabic language is actually our people's language. The Arabic food is actually our biblical food. You cannot have a nation-state culture while acknowledging that it is made from your enemy's culture, which created part of divide.
Blog: Talking Policy: Yonatan Mendel on Israeli Identity
World Policy Blog,
14 October 2016, Israel