Israeli-Arabs Residents of Umm al-Fahm Discuss Identity & Their Future

Produced by The Media Line, an American non-profit news agency dedicated to producing contextual and nuanced reporting from the Middle East, this video (04:37) explores the complex identity of Israel’s Arab citizens through interviews with some of the residents of Umm al-Fahm, an Arab city in northern Israel that serves as the social, cultural and economic center for Arab-Israeli residents of the region. The video focuses on the widespread desire of most residents to remain Israeli citizens, even if their hometown ultimately becomes part of a future Palestinian state, perhaps more for practical and economic reasons than those of self-identification.