Recent Escalations and Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel: Asse...

Recent Escalations and Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel: Assessments and Outlooks

Oct 22, 2015 12:00pm

Join us on October 22nd at 12 PM ET for a conference call briefing with:

Amnon Be'eri Sulitzeanu, Co-Executive Director,
The Abraham Fund Initatives, and

Said Abu Shakra, Founding Director,
Umm El-Fahem Gallery


The spate of terrorist attacks this past week has increased tensions and elevated fear between Jewish and Arab communities in Israel. Yet, many leaders, activists, and members of the public are keen to prevent deterioration in Jewish-Arab relations.

How is this latest wave of violence affecting relations between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel? What are Jewish and Arab civil society leaders doing to address tensions? What are foreseeable outcomes and lessons to be learned from this outbreak?

Join us for a discussion on recent events and Jewish-Arab relations in Israel with Amnon Be'eri Sulitzeanu, co-Executive Director of The Abraham Fund Initaitves, and Said Abu Shakra, Founding Director of the Umm El Fahem Gallery.

Email sofia.gordon@jdcny.org to register


About the Speakers

Amnon Be'eri-Sulitzeanu
Prior to serving as co-executive director of The Abraham Fund Initiatives, Amnon served as the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Jerusalem Foundation, under the leadership of Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek and Ms. Ruth Cheshin. Prior to this, he worked as an Adviser to the Minister of Immigrant Absorption, Mr. Yair Tsaban (Meretz), and as the spokesperson of the Ministry.

Said Abu Shakra
Said Abu Shakra is an artist, visionary and founder of the Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery, the first contemporary art gallery in the Arab sector in Israel that also serves as a center for culture, encounters and education. Mr. Abu Shakra, previously served many years in the Israel police working with disenfranchised youth. He studied art at a variety of institutions include at Beit Berl College, Ramat Hasharon Art College, and Avni Art Institute in Tel Aviv. He is now working to turn the gallery into a museum.