IATF Resource Library for Educators

IATF Resource Library for Educators

November 30, 2023

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About this Resource 

This resource is a curated library documenting stories and voices pertaining to Arab citizens and Jewish-Arab relations following October 7. Each source brings learners closer to the lived experiences of people on the ground, draws attention to lesser explored topics, and raises meaningful themes and questions.  

These sources were selected to display diverse experiences and perspectives pertaining to Arab citizens. Learners are encouraged to remember that listening/reading doesn’t need to mean agreeing. They are divided into 4 categories: 1) Lives Lost and Hostages, 2) Heroism, 3) Volunteers and Changemakers, 4) Challenges and Opportunities of Jewish-Arab relations in Israel today. 

As a minority community with deep ties to all parties of the conflict, Arab citizens inherently live with complexity. Their stories can help learners look beyond the black and white paradigms that dominate social media. As people move from their initial grief and shock to processing what happens next, Jewish-Arab relations in Israel is a key challenge and opportunity. It also provides a concrete entry point for learners to explore and engage. 

If you need support integrating these stories into your work or would like to connect to additional resources or speakers on these topics, feel free to contact Erica Shaps at [email protected]. You can find IATF’s explainer on Jewish-Arab relations during the Hamas-Israel War here.  

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