Dial in: 5/26 Socio-Economic Gaps b/w Israeli Arabs and Jews and the OECD with Min. Avishay Braverman

May 26 2010 12:00pm - 12:40pm -


Please join our next educational conference call briefing with Minister of Minority Affairs, Professor Avishay Braverman on May 26, 12:00 - 12:40pm Eastern Daylight Time.The issue of socio-economic gaps between Israel's Jewish majority and its Arab minority has been a hot topic as part of Israel's discourse with the OECD, towards joining the organization. Israel's Minister of Minority Affairs, Professor Avishay Braverman will discuss these realities, Israel's formal approach and his own vision on these matters. For additional background, click here. To read a report on Arab employment and economic status prepared for the OECD by the Myers JDC Brookdale Institute, click here.

All are welcome to join this call. Please extend this invitation to your colleagues and constituencies. Feel free to post these opportunities in your organizational announcements, newsletters and on your website. Past educational conference call briefings are posted in the Task Force's audio library. To listen to all past calls, click here.

Call-In Information:

  • US and Canada - (866) 794-4960
    Passcode: 738 770
  • Outside the US and Canada - (630) 299-0025
    Passcode: 738 770

RSVP to Hillary Bailey at Hillary.Bailey@jdcny.org or (212) 885-0825


Speaker Bio

MK Professor Braverman, a member of the Labor party, has served as a member of the Israeli Knesset since April 2006 and has served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee. His portfolio deals with the economic, social, and educational challenges of Israel's Arab citizens. In this capacity he emphasizes partnership and equality.

MK Professor Braverman served as President of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev from 1990-2006. He has served as a Senior Economist and Division Chief for the World Bank (1977-1990) where he led research, policy work and project evaluation throughout South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe emphasizing balanced economic development and social justice.

MK Professor Braverman holds a Ph.D in Economics from Stanford University.