Task Force Activities

JFN International Conference | Mar 19-21
March 21, 2017

The JFN International Conference this year features sessions and activities on the historic economic development plan for the Arab Sector (Government Resolution 922)  and philanthropy for a shared society.   


Educating the Next Generation of Arab Citizens | Feb 5- 10
January 31, 2017

In early February, Dr. Dalia Fadila, President of Al Qasemi Engineering and Science College and Founder of Q Schools, spoke to audiences in Long Island, Miami, Washington DC, and Cleveland about women's empowerment, the role of education, and the next generation of Arab citizens looking to build a more shared society in Israel. 


Do Arab Philanthropists in Israel Exist? | eJewish Philanthropy
January 30, 2017

"Where is the Arab money?" This is one of the most commonly asked questions when American Jewish philanthropists encounter the social and economic needs of Israel’s Arab citizens, 21% of the population. As Arab economic integration becomes a more widely recognized priority for Israel, many wonder if there are philanthropic partners for this process within its Arab society.


IATF Shared Life Education Program Database launched
January 23, 2017

Programs in the database are divided by category including: Language and Teacher Integration, Encounters, Teaching Colleges and Professional Training, and Bilingual Schools.  


2016 Israel Democracy Index: Jewish-Arab relations most serious point of tensions
January 23, 2017

The Israeli Democracy Index for 2016 was presented to President Reuven Rivlin in December 2016. The Index, published annually since 2003, is a survey of public opinion on the state of Israeli democracy. Jewish-Arab relations are one of the three major issues covered in the Index, along with the state of the Israeli democracy compared internationally, the strength of Israeli democracy as according to internal indicators (identity, sense of belonging, etc.), and trust in public institutions.


Home Demolitions and State-Minority Relations: The Events in Qalansawe and Umm Al Hiran
January 20, 2017

In mid-January, two highly publicized demolitions of homes took place in the Arab localities of Qalansawe and Umm Al Hiran in Israel resulting in the tragic deaths of one police officer and one Bedouin, and igniting Arab protests and two general strikes. Join us us for a call with Dr. Thabet Abu Ras, expert on land and housing in Israel's Arab society and co-executive director of The Abraham Fund Initiatives, to hear about these events and discuss possible implications for land and planning for Israel's Arab citizens.


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