Arab journalist defiantly accepts Israeli honor

April 20, 2015 4:31 PM

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When 14 Israelis light torches in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the country at Israel's splashy Independence Day ceremony on Thursday, Arab newscaster Lucy Aharish will stride across the stage in an act of defiance.

The 34-year-old journalist who believes Israel should remain the Jewish state will be challenging some of her Arab compatriots who commemorate Israel's independence day as "the catastrophe," when many Arabs were uprooted from their homes in the 1948 war surrounding Israel's founding. She also will b...

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