Task Force Activities
Listen to our new Task Force Short with Jack Khoury, one of Israel’s leading journalists and a commentator on Arab affairs, about the current issues 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.
On March 14, 2022, the Government of Israel passed GR-12971, 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.
This IATF report provides a brief overview of what’s included in GR-1297, how it builds on the previous plan, and some of the challenges and opportunities to look for in the months ahead.