Task Force Activities

Arab Women's Status in Israel: Stories of Progress and Change
March 12, 2018

Over the past two decades, the status of Arab women—a "minority within a minority" and one of the most disadvantaged groups in Israel—has improved considerably. This is evident in both macro changes, such as significantly improved participation and achievement in higher education, and in instances of Arab women across Israel advocating for themselves and undertaking certain leadership and professional roles for the first time.

The patriarchal structure of Arab society and the minority status of Arab women impact the demographic in a number of difficult ways, such as low employment rates (35% compared to the national average of 80%), fewer women in leadership roles, over-representation in low-skilled and low-wage labor, instances of violence against women (with over 2,000 men serving time for violence against Arab women as of 2016), and polygamy, especially among the Negev Bedouin.

Israel Update | March 2018
March 9, 2018

Our quaterly publication covers recent developments in government, legislation, civil society, and public discourse in the field.

Conference Call: Arab Attitudes on Citizenship, Identity and Political Participation | March 21
March 8, 2018

SpeakersHow do Arab citizens today view issues of equality and belonging in Israel? What are the biggest daily concerns of Arab citizens, and do they view civic and political participation as a means of addressing them? Recently, the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation (KAS) published findings of a 2017 survey on measuring Arab attitudes on citizenship, identity and political participation in Israel. Join us for a conference call briefing on these findings and Arab experience of of Israeli civic identity and belonging with KAS project manager, Arik Rudnitzky, andMohammad Darawshe, from Givat Haviva Center for Shared Society in Israel.

Taub 2017 "State of the Nation Report" Chapter on Arab Education and Employment
February 27, 2018

Significant improvements have been made in levels of education but optimal labor market integration lags.

Join us: Dr. Dalia Fadila and the Complex Identity of Arab Citizens | March 20 & 22
February 27, 2018

Join us in New York City and Philadlephia to hear Dr. Dalia Fadila speak about the barriers she has broken to become a leading voice in her community and in Israel, and how she is working to educate the next generation of Arab citizens to be part of a shared Israeli and global society.

KAS Poll on Citizenship, Identity and Political Participation: Measuring the Attitudes of the Arab Citizens in Israel
February 18, 2018

Today, the priorities of Arab citizens are centered on domestic issues such as violence within Arab communities, racism against Arab citizens in the Jewish community, and issues related to economy and employment - and less so on "external" issues" such as the peace process or Palestinian territories. This is the primary conclusion of a comprehensive opinion poll conducted by the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation at Tel Aviv University among Arabs in Israel during the summer of 2017. 

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