Two Pieces, Two Views: The Israeli Arab Vote
Point: Predicting that a new joint Arab list will motivate Israeli Arabs to vote in unprecedented numbers, Thair Abu Rass lays out what Labor leader Isaac Herzog would need to do to form a government that included Arab parties.
Counterpoint: In Umm al-Fahm, Israel's largest Israeli Arab city, Shlomi Eldar finds residents deeply cynical and unenthusiastic about the the elections.
Editor's note: The articles suggest that depending on turnout, a joint Arab list could play a decisive role in the makeup of the next government. However, it remains unclear whether the Arab parties and center-right factions like Yesh Atid, Kulanu and Yisrael Beiteinu could agree to sit together in one government.