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Citizenship, identity, and ethnic mobilization in Israel

The Mizrahi Democratic Rainbow – between universalism and particularism
ByOfir Abu

The Mizrahi Democratic Rainbow2 (hereinafter, the Rainbow) is an organization of second-and third-generation Mizrahim.3 Established in March 1997 in a conference attended by more than 300 people, who came from all parts of the country and from the entire political spectrum, the Rainbow was based from the outset on two primary principles, which can be described as “universalism” and “particularism.”