Foreign Policy Essay
Why Israel Outlawed the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement
Lawrence Rubin Sun, Dec 6, 2015, 10:44 AM
Editor’s Note: An increasingly important segment of Israel's Arab citizenry is tied to the Islamic Movement, a branch of which Israel banned in November. The decision was controversial: not only did it elicit protests among Israeli Arabs, but security officials also criticized it as a mistake. Lawrence Rubin of the Georgia Institute of Technology dissects this decision, describing the Islamic Movement in Israel and explaining the politics of the ban.
Why Israel’s Islamic Movement was Outlawed