Task Force Activities

Conf Call - IDI Survey Results: Majority-Minority Relations in Israel | Dec 14
December 6, 2017

For Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel, interactions with the other take place on the interpersonal level as well as part of majority-minority and state-minority relations. In 2017, the Israel Democracy Institute survey of Jewish-Arab relations showed that while substantial disagreements exist between Jews and Arabs on the state level, on the societal and personal levels relations are less tense. What do these differences tell us about Jewish-Arab relations in Israel? What challenges do they point to in terms of strengthening Jewish-Arab relations? What existing strengths do they reveal? 

Quarterly Newsletter | Fall 2017
December 6, 2017

Our quarterly newsletter covers events and presentations, recent publications and resources, members' missions in Israel, and upcoming colleague visits to the US. 

All-Members Meeting: State-Minority Relations in Israel in 2017 | Dec 4
December 4, 2017

The morning session began with opening remarks recorded by President of Israel Reuven Rivlin for this meeting, and was followed by our keynote speaker, the recently retired Supreme Court Deputy Chief Justice, Salim Joubran. Justice Joubran, who discussed his experience as the first Arab citizen on Israel's Supreme Court and serving as the only Arab judge on some of Israel's most sensitive cases.

Brig. Gen. (ret.) Dr. Meir Elran, from Israel's Institute for National Security Studies, and Dr. Maram Masrawi, senior researcher and lecturer at the Minerva  Institute at Tel Aviv University, and lecturer at Al Qasemi College joined us for a panel discussion on state-minority relations and Jewish-Arab relations. 

New school year shows expansion of Jewish-Arab shared life education programs
November 28, 2017

Shared Life Education programs have long been part of both the Jewish and Arab public school streams and Israel’s bilingual schools. In recent years, these programs have been growing in number, reach and range of content, as reported in the Task Force mapping paper, "Shared Life Education in the Israeli Public School System." 

This school year, the expansion continues. Many programs have increased in size and several organizations have added new initiatives encompassing hundreds of schools and tens of thousands of Jewish and Arab students from all over the country.

Israel Update | November 2017
November 3, 2017

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

Knesset Holds Day of the Negev Dedicated to Issues in Bedouin Society
November 2, 2017

On October 31st the Knesset dedicated a day for discussions of Negev Bedouin society. Special attention was given to women and children’s issues, welfare policies, transportation infrastructure, and the government’s 5-year socio-economic development plan for Negev Bedouin.

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