Task Force Activities

Sheikh Moafaq Tarif, Spiritual Leader of Israel's Druze Community | Jan 22
January 22, 2018

Sheikh Moafaq Tarif has been the Druze' spiritual leader since 1993, continuing a lineage of spiritual leadership tracing back to 1753. Join the Task Force and the Conference of Presidents to hear about his vision for the Druze community in Israel, and his efforts to promote stronger connections among all of Israel's faiths.


Bedouin Education Conference, "The Change is Made Together" Held by Teach First Israel
January 15, 2018

On January 3, 2018, Teach First Israel (TFI)—which works to enhance the quality of education and promote equal opportunity for pupils in the country's socio-geographic periphery—held a conference at Ben-Gurion University's Jusidman Science Center for Youth on TFI's work with the Bedouin community in Israel. The conference brought together educators, civil society and government leaders to share knowledge about improving quality and access to education in Bedouin society at large. Teach First Israel, part of the global Teach for All Network, was established in 2010 as a joint effort of the Ministry of Education, JDC-Israel, Ha-Kol Hinuch, and the Naomi Foundation and has been working in the Bedouin community since 2014.


Givat Haviva Knesset Conference Presents "Roadmap for Shared Society" and national poll
December 29, 2017

On December 19th, Givat Haviva's Center for Shared Society held a special conference in the Knesset with the Knesset "Caucus on Shared Society" In the conference to present the results of a two-year project, "Roadmap for a Shared Society", as well as findings from a national poll taken at the end of the project, measuring Jewish and Arab attitudes towards shared society concepts. The conference was attended by 15 MKs from both opposition and coalition parties.


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. 


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