Task Force Activities

Government Resolution 550 (Takadum) | NIS 30 Billion for Socio-Economic Development of Arab Society
November 16, 2021

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.

This IATF report provides a brief overview of what’s included in GR-550, how it builds on the previous plan, and some of the challenges and opportunities to look for in the months ahead.

Click the link to view the report. Please share with your colleagues and constituents and reach out for further discussion.

IATF Annual Meeting on Israel's Arab Society - Dec 8, 2021
November 11, 2021


December 8, 2021| VIRTUAL EVENT

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Join us for an inside look at the unprecedented challenges of 2021 and their impact on Arab citizens and Jewish-Arab relations in Israel.

Mayor of Umm al-Fahm after 2 murders in 24 hours: "The writing was on the wall"
November 2, 2021

Listen to our new Task Force Short with Dr. Samir Mahamid, the mayor of Umm al-Fahm, about violent crime in the city and his vision for addressing the urgent needs of its residents.

PRIMER | Arab Communities and Jewish-Arab Relations in Israels Mixed Cities
October 13, 2021

The clashes of May 2021 in Israel drew significant attention to mixed cities. To provide essential background, the IATF created a primer on the Arab minority and Jewish Arab Relations in these communities. This report aims to provide a broad overview, data, and insights into both the common and unique characteristics of Jewish-Arab relations in mixed cities, and their relevance to Israel as a whole.