Upcoming Visitors

Upcoming Visitors

August 8, 2019

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See below for more information on visitors coming to the US this Fall.

Visit schedules are subject to change, CONTACT THE TASK FORCE for more information and to confirm availability. 

Negev Bedouin

  • September 11-19, Ibrahim Nsasra and Ravit Greenberg - Tamar Center | NY, NJ, DC, MD, MA.
    Ibrahim Nsasra, a Bedouin entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of Tamar Center Negev, along with his Executive Director, Ravit Greenberg, will be in the US to discuss generational change in Bedouin society through education. His center provides enrichment and academic support in STEM in particular for youth.
  • End of Sept. / Early Oct. Matan Yaffee and Israeli Major General Roni Numa - Desert Stars.  Founder and director of Desert Stars and board member Roni Numa will be in the US to discuss the realities of the Bedouin community in the Negev and their efforts to develop a new generation of Bedouin leaders to promote a thriving Bedouin community and a strong Israeli society.
  • October 28-Nov. 4, Kher Albaz and Ariel Dloomy, AJEEC-NISPED | NY, LA, MA, DC. Co-Executive Directors, Kher Albaz and Ariel Dloomy will be in Boston, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco to discuss community development and social change in Israel's Bedouin community and AJEEC's programs to promote meaningful partnerships between Arab and Jewish populations. 
  • November 4-8, Dr. Mohamad Al Nabari and Itzik Zivan – Yanabia | LA, MA, NY, DC. Dr. Mohammed Al Nabari is the former Mayor of Hura, known for being an exceptional local leader in Israel’s most disadvantaged community.  Itzik Zivan, entrepreneur and philanthropist, left his successful textile enterprise to work on advancing the Negev Bedouin community. Together they are establishing a community development platform to support socio-economic development and strong multi-stakeholder cooperation in the Bedouin community. 

Mixed Cities, Jewish-Arab Relations, Shared Society

  • September 16-18, Naim Obeid, The Akko Center for Arts and Technology in Israel | Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh. The CEO of A-Cat will be in the US to discuss the organization's work leveraging technology, STEM, micro-enterprise and the arts with Arab and Jewish youth in the mixed city of Akko and the surrounding Galilee to cultivate creative and effective communities that excel economically and socially through their educational and vocational training.
  • October 27 – Nov 4, Amnon Be’eri-Sulitzeanu, Dr. Thabet Abu Rass, Anat Saragusti, The Abraham Initiatives | DC, NY, MA. The co-directors of the Abraham Initiatives will be in the US along with board member, Anat Saragusti, the leading journalist and activist, to discuss insights into issues in shared society, their latest research on Jewish-Arab political cooperation in mixed cities, as well as September elections results.
  • October 17 – Nov 2, Samah Salaime and Lihi Joffee, Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam | LA, SF, DC, NY, MA. Civil society leaders and shared society activists from Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, the intentional Jewish-Arab community in Israel will be in the US to speak about their commitment to raise families in a shared community and give an inside view into the realities of Jewish-Arab relations. Both are also feminist activists and change-makers and can speak about the role of women in these efforts within and among Jewish and Arab communities.
  • November 14-19, Noa Yammer, Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel  | MA, LA, TX, IN. Noa leads International Engagement and Communications at Hand in Hand and will be in the US to share their work building inclusion and equality between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel through a growing network of bilingual, integrated schools and communities.

Socio-Economic Development

  • October 21 - 26, Dr. Enaya Banna and Dr. Emily Silverman, ACAP and The Urban Clinic | NY, DC, PA. Two urban planning experts will be in the US to speak about challenges and developments related to planning for Arab society in Israel and East Jerusalem, including participatory planning, placemaking and urban revitalization in Arab communities.
  • November 2-3, Ifat Baron, Itworks will be in Toronto to discuss occupational and economic development of disenfranchised populations in Israel and promoting employment diversity in Israel’s booming hi-tech sector.


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