Education Day: The Arab Population in Israel 1948 to Today |...

Education Day: The Arab Population in Israel 1948 to Today | Feb 11

January 25, 2018

The Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues and local universities are hosting an afternoon of programming on Jewish-Arab relations and the history and current state of shared society in Israel. Speakers will include Tamir Sorek of the Unviersity of Florida and Mohammed Wattad of Zefat Academic College School of Law, esteemed experts in the field.


Event Details Sunday, February 11th; 1:00PM
American University College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Click here for the event page.  To RSVP, click here.

A complete schedule of programming is included below:
1:00-2:00pm - Opening Plenary

  • Welcome - Michael Brenner, Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies
  • Remarks & Discussion: 
    • “The Battle over Palestinian Collective Memory in Israel,” Tamir Sorek, University of Florida
    • “Arabs in Israel: A Legal Perspective,” Mohammed Wattad, Zefat Academic College School of Law

2:30-3:30 pm - Breakout Sessions

  • "Arab Women in Israel"– Nabila Espanioly, former MK, Director, Al-Tufula Center
  • "Israeli Arabs and Israeli Politics" – Mohammed Wattad 
  • "Arab Soccer In A Jewish State" – Tamir Sorek
  • "Shared Society Trends" – Liron Shoham, Inter Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues 
  • "Government Investment in the Arab Sector" - Thair Abu Rass, University of Maryland

3:30-3:45 pm - Coffee Break

3:45-5:00 pm - Closing Plenary with all participants


Co-sponsored by American University Center for Israel Studies, Arab World Studies, Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues. In partnership with Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Congregation, American Jewish Committee Washington Region, New Israel Fund, University of Maryland Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Lead Support Provided by the Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation.

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