My personal version of it includes that Arabs who are willing (sign papers) to obey the laws (including Israeli school curriculum) and do some sort of national service can get citizenship. Those who refuse can't.
The vast majority of the Arabs here are descended from those who were attracted to this then barren land only after the beginning of the Zionist Movement's return of the Jewish People to here. So, to tell you the truth, they are no more veteran than we Jews are. The big difference s are that:
- They never asked for permission from any foreign body.
- They have no nationalist history here. The only nation, independent country here over the centuries was Jewish.
- Judaism predates both Christianity and Islam.