Task Force Activities

Israel Update | May 2019
May 24, 2019

News imageOur quarterly publication covers recent developments in the Knesset, government, public discourse, and civil society in the field.


Quarterly Newsletter | Spring 2019
May 23, 2019

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Our quarterly newsletter covers Israel's recent elections, events and presentations, recent publications, and members' missions in Israel. 


Shared Society Activities During Ramadan Continue to Grow
May 21, 2019

News imageFor Muslims across the globe, including the 1.6 million Muslim citizens of Israel, observance of the holy month of Ramadan began this year on May 6 and will culminate with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr on June 4. Ramadan is a special period of reflection, prayer, charity, and family gatherings for Muslims. Building on and expanding their activity from previous years, civil society and government bodies in Israel use this month as an opportunity to enhance shared society and Jewish-Arab relations in Israel, fostering deeper understanding and connections.


Women of Reform Judaism Social Justice Conference: Gender Equality in Israel | May 19
May 19, 2019

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"Challenging and Changing Tradition: The Ongoing Struggle for Gender Equality in Israel from Jewish and Arab Perspectives"

This session at the annual Women of Reform Judaism Social Justice Conference will focus on women as change-makers in Israel. Discussion will include the increasing numbers of Arab women entering higher education and the labor market, and the barriers and opportunities they face.

News imageSuzan Hassan-Daher, JDC Israel Tevet’s Director of Employment Programs for Arabs and for Career Advancement, will be part of the panel. 

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Negev Bedouin Teens Develop Apps in Community's First Hackathon
May 15, 2019

 

Negev Bedouin teenagers recently participated in the region’s first Hackathon for their community — a milestone in the effort to expand Israel’s renowned high-tech industry to its most disadvantaged population. The Hackathon, an app development competition held in Be’er Sheva, was part of efforts to bring Israel’s Bedouin into the Startup Nation. It was a program of the NGO "Siraj: Advancing High-Tech in the Bedouin Community,” established in 2017 primarily to create demand for Bedouin talent in the high-tech industry and employment opportunities for those seeking to enter the industry.


The Negev Bedouin and Recent Gaza Rocket Attacks
May 8, 2019

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Rockets fired from Gaza have landed in Bedouin towns and cities and killed a Bedouin citizen, creating fear and worry in the community. 


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