ISRAEL UPDATES
Government Dissolution and Perspectives on the Jewish-Arab Political Experiment:  

Photo Credit: Knesset Press Office

This update aims to shed light on how recent events affect Arab society and Jewish-Arab relations in Israel. Looking at the dissolving government coalition, and as a result, the upcoming elections, this update explores the civil and national interests influencing Arab society’s future participation in Israel’s political life.

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Ramadan, Passover, Terror Attacks, and Government Instability - Recent Months in Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel:  

This update aims to shed light on how the sensitive and complex events of recent months are affecting Arab society and Jewish-Arab relations in Israel. Looking at the wave of terror attacks, tensions in East Jerusalem, and government instability, it explores the civil and national interests influencing Arab society’s response.

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GR-1297 | NIS 5.2 Billion for Negev Bedouin Socio-Economic Development:  

Rahat. Photo Credit: Lior Levin

On March 14, 2022, the Government of Israel passed GR-1297, a NIS 5.2 billion, five-year socio-economic-development plan for Bedouin society in the Negev. The budget for this plan was initially approved in November under Takadum, the comprehensive development package for Arab society in Israel. The actual plan, however, was finalized and approved subsequently.

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Government Resolution 550 (Takadum) | NIS 30 Billion for Socio-Economic Development of Arab Society:  

Photo Credit: The Ministry for Social Equality

On November 4th, the Government of Israel approved Government Resolution 550—the second multibillion shekel, 5-year economic development plan for Arab society—as part of the first state budget passed in over three years. Given the name Takadum (‘progress’ in Arabic), GR-550 totals NIS 30 billion / USD 9.6 billion, more than double the size of its predecessor, GR-922.

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