TASK FORCE ACTIVITIES
Government Resolution 922 Update: Capacity Building for Arab Localities:  

This update provides insight into capacity building efforts, including needs, challenges and an outline of the major government and civil society programs. 

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reflections on the Task Force 10th Anniversary Retreat:  


Executive Director, Michal Steinman shared highlights and reflections on the Task Force's 10th anniversary retreat in partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute.

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ISRAEL UPDATES
Proposed 'Muezzin Law' raises controversy, tensions:  

Amid tensions and accusation of provocations, calls for local negotiation rather than national legislation. 

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State Comptroller: Ministry of Education Needs to Do More on Shared Society and Prevention of Racism:  

Audit report reveals "minimal activities of the education system in support of the unity of Israeli society and toward eradication of the major problems of racism and xenophobia."

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Fires Ignite Controversy and Cooperation:  

Firefighters working in Haifa, November 24, 2016. 

Amid investigations of arson, top Jewish and Arab leaders exchange accusations; local leaders point out cooperation and call for solidarity.

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New Jewish-Arab initiative to promote dialogue and cooperation in the north:  

Created by Ghada Zoabi and Peretz Gan, "Next Door Neighbor" is a coalition of activists and local leaders from Nazareth and the surrounding Jewish and Arab communities.

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VIDEO: More Israeli-Arabs enlist in the IDF
Arutz Sheva December 9, 2016
Arab Knesset members vow to 'sue Netanyahu'
Al Jazeera December 8, 2016
Health levels in periphery lagging behind center: report
The Times of Israel December 8, 2016
Poll: Majority of Jewish public in favor of Muezzin bill
The Jerusalem Post December 6, 2016
Arab teens are healthier than Jewish counterparts
The Jerusalem Post December 5, 2016
Bedouin man cleared over sarcastic Facebook arson post
The Times of Israel December 4, 2016
Like hero Tupac, Israeli Arab rapper's music provokes
The Times of Israel December 3, 2016
Arab Food Festival in Haifa serves up coexistence
The Jerusalem Post December 3, 2016