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Arab journalist to light torch on Israel Independence Day. Debate has ignited.
JAFFA, Israel Having access to both Jews and Arabs is not easy for most journalists in Israel. Not so for Lucy Aharish, a Muslim Arab who grew up in a Jewish town in southern Israel.A TV anchor and news producer, Aharish says her challenge, instead, is to break stereotypes and be unafraid to sound clichd when she talks about the need to view people in this complicated society Jews, Muslims, Christians, Israelis or Palestinians as human beings.