Communal Obstacles for the Integration of the Arab Sector into the Israeli Economy
Communal Obstacles for the Integration of the Arab sector into the Israeli economy are mechanisms among Israel's Arab population which make their economic development and integration into Israel's economy more difficult.
The gaps between the Jewish and Arab population are significant in terms of GDP per Capita. Although closing the gaps between the two sectors and utilizing the economic potential of the Arab sector depends primarily on governmental policies, it also requires dealing with communal obstacles within Arab society.
Without the integration of the Arab population into Israel's economy, the country will be unable to carry out an economic 'leapfrog' and reduce gaps vis-à-vis the 15 leading countries in terms of quality of life.