chapter  11
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Mixed Cities as a Place of Choice: The Palestinian Women’s Perspective

Approximately ten percent of the Palestinian citizens of Israel reside in places that Israeli parlance usually refers to as ‘mixed towns’, a category that currently includes Haifa, Acre, Nazareth, Jaffa, Beer Sheba, Lod and Ramle. As Rabinowitz and Monterescu (this volume) illustrate, each of these towns has its own history in terms of the “mixing process”, producing a variety of urban lifestyles, ambience and future prospects.1