Manarat: The Van Leer Center for Jewish-Arab Relations

Manarat: The Van Leer Center for Jewish-Arab Relations

Manarat (lighthouses) is a center for Jewish-Arab relations that was established in 2015 by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. Manarat sheds light on different issues that relate to Jews and Arabs relations and fosters projects that relate to Arab society and its culture, the status and right of Palestinians in Israel, the position of Israel as a part of the Middle East, and its relationships with Arab societies. The center's activities involve rigorous research and critical discourse, aiming to connect between research and practice, to lead sustainable changes. Manarat's projects highlight the challenges facing Israeli and Palestinian society, and search for the methods and principles likely to promote understanding, a shared life, mutual respect, reconciliation, justice, and peace. All projects promote partnerships between Jews and Arabs, Jewish and Arab organizations and research headed equally by Arab and Jewish scholars.
 

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PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED
PROGRAM NAME ISSUES/TAGS
High school students discussing Jews-Arab relations in partnership with the museum of Islamic Arts
The program brings high-school students from Jewish-Israeli high schools to the Van Leer Institute for a day of lectures and discussions about different topics that relate to Jews-Arabs relations in Israel and in the Middle East. Students listen to a ...
Education, Government, Jewish-Arab Relations, Media and Culture, National Identity, Policy and Legislation, Religion, Women
Arabic from First Grade
Research conducted in 2015 showed that less than 10% of the Jewish population in Israel can speak or understand Arabic, in a county in which over 20% of its population is Arab. The Arabic from First Grade project aims to bridge that ga ...
Education, Government, Jewish-Arab Relations, Media and Culture, National Identity, Policy and Legislation, Religion, Women
Ofek (Horizon) on Arab Media
Although Israel is situated in the heart of the Middle East, when Israeli news media cover events in Arab countries they usually confine themselves to Israeli commentary and to quotations of headlines from the Arabic press. Ofek on Arab Media is ...
Education, Government, Jewish-Arab Relations, Media and Culture, National Identity, Policy and Legislation, Religion, Women
CONTACT INFORMATION
Manarat: The Van Leer Center for Jewish-Arab Relations
43 Jabotinsky Street
Jerusalem 4070/9104001
Israel
Email: assafd@vanleer.org.il

Website: https://www.vanleer.org.il/en/manarat