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Jewish and Arab Standards of Living to Be Equalized in Israel

March 18, 1952
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The Israeli Cabinet last night approved a series of proposals designed to bring the standard of living of the Arab population of the entire country up to the level of the Jewish citizens.

The proposals call for equalization of pay standards for Arabs working for the government and government-supported enterprises, as well as for Arabs working in private industry and agriculture. The proposals were drafted by a Ministerial Committee consisting of Premier David Ben Gurion, Minister for Minorities Behor Shitreet, Welfare Minister Moshe Shapira and Minister of Agriculture and Development Levi Eshkol.

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