Rami Zeedan is an Assistant Professor in the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Kansas. Prof. Zeedan is a political scientist and historian of modern Israel. He holds a PhD (2013) in Israel Studies from the University of Haifa, where he completed a dissertation on “The Financial Crisis in Arab Local Authorities in Israel from 1970-2007: Local and National Factors”. His first book focused on the Israeli policies implemented towards the Arabs in Israel that were recruited to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) during the first decade of the country’s history: Battalion of Arabs: The History of the Minorities Unit in the IDF from 1948 to 1956. The content of his lecture tonight comes from his second book, Arab-Palestinian Society in the Israeli Political System: Between Integration and Segregation.