The Citizens' Accord Forum:The Jaffa Convention

The Citizens' Accord Forum:The Jaffa Convention

The Jaffa Convention on Jewish-Arab Cooperation, inaugurated in November 2005, was the first national gathering to set a public agenda, focusing on equity and bridging the gaps between Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens.
The Citizens’ Accord Forum established the Jaffa Convention in recognition of the influence that a national conference has in forming priorities and commanding public attention and awareness.
During the last nine years the convention has become the central platform for discussion of topics regarding Jewish-Arab relations and the rights of the Arab citizens of Israel. It has become the place where participants from across the political spectrum – people who could not be found anywhere else under the same roof – come together in order to confront the most pressing issues that stand in the way of building a shared society.
Today, the Jaffa Convention is a prominent fixture on the national calendar. Policymakers and civil society leaders view the annual convention as a guiding force and pacesetter on issues of equity and civil rights.

 
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CAF’s mission is to build a shared society in a sustainable democracy in Israel. CAF works to mend rifts between groups in conflict by building bridges, encouraging constructive engagement and promoting and empowering civil leadership. Recognizing that the conflict between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel poses one of the major obstacles to maintaining a shared society and healthy democracy, CAF’s primary focus is on building a just and equal relationship between Jews and Arabs in ...