The neutrality of this article is disputed. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Racism on the part of Israeli Jews against Muslim Arabs in Israel exist in institutional policies, personal attitudes, the media, education, immigration rights, housing, social life and legal policies. Israel has broad anti-discrimination laws that prohibit discrimination by dating with asian girl in Sakhnin government and nongovernment entities on the basis of race, religion, and political beliefs, and prohibits incitement to racism.
According to Sammy Smooha, a Professor of Sociology at the University of Haifa, the answer to the question of whether racism exists in Israel depends on the definition of racism adopted. A report written by the Israeli Foreign Ministry describes Israel as a multi-ethnic, multicultural, multi-religious, and multi-lingual society, which has a high level of informal segregation patterns. Racism against Arabs on the part of the Israeli state and some Israeli Jews has been identified by critics in personal attitudes, the media, education, immigration rights, housing segregation, and social life. Nearly all such characterizations have been denied by the state of Israel. The state and generations of its government failed in a lack of comprehensive and deep handling of the serious problems created by the existence of a large Arab minority inside the Jewish state.
Government handling of the Arab sector has been primarily neglectful and discriminatory. The establishment did not show sufficient sensitivity to the needs of the Arab population, and did not take enough action in order to allocate state resources in an equal manner. State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for Israel and the Occupied Territories, the Israeli government had done «little to reduce institutional, legal, and societal discrimination against the country’s Arab citizens». Israel is a state-party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Israel, and the 2007 report suggested that anti-Arab racism in the country was increasing.
Another 2007 report, by the Center Against Racism, also found hostility against Arabs was on the rise. Arabs should be kept separate from Jews in entertainment sites. A March 2010 poll by Tel Aviv University found that 49. Israeli Jewish high school students believe Israeli Arabs should not be entitled to the same rights as Jews in Israel. Arabs should not be eligible to the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. Israeli Jews favor eliminating voting rights for non-Jews.
Israeli Arabs agreed with that statement in 2009. A 2012 poll revealed widespread support among Israeli Jews for discrimination against Israeli Arabs. In November 2014, after two Arabs from East Jerusalem perpetrated a massacre in a Jerusalem synagogue by using axes, knives, and a gun, the mayor of Ashkelon, Itamar Shimoni, announced that he planned to fire city construction workers who were Arab. Some authors, such as David Hirsi and Ayala Emmet, have criticized the Israeli media for portraying Arabs negatively. Israel is a signatory of the Convention against Discrimination in Education, and ratified it in 1961.