JCPA Task Force Meeting: Israel, World Jewry and Internation...

JCPA Task Force Meeting: Israel, World Jewry and International Human Rights with Amal Elsana Alh'jooj

Jun 24, 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm

JCPA is conducting their Task Force and Board Meeting from June 23-24 in New York City. Israel, World Jewry and International Human Rights (IWJIHR) Task Force seeks to build U.S. political, economic and military support for Israel and public opinion that reinforces such support. The task force also encourage U.S. policies that enable Israel to take advantage of opportunities to advance prospects of peace with her neighbors. Join Amal Elsana Alh'jooj of NISPED-AJEEC as she leads the JCPA IWJIHR Task Force session with an in-depth presentation on the Status of Israel's Arab Citizens and Bedouin Situation in the Negev. Location: UJA Federation of New York, 130 East 59th St. (between Park and Lexington) in Room 711. Time: 11:00 - 12:00pm For more information, and to register for the event, please visit JCPA's website. BIO Ms. Amal Elsana Alh'jooj Co-Executive Director, the Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development - NISPED Amal Elsana Alh'jooj, co-executive director of NISPED and founding director of AJEEC, was born in 1972, the fifth of thirteen children. As an adolescent, Amal was beginning her journey to change the status quo for women and Bedouin Arabs of the Negev. She began her career as a community organizer at age 14, and at 17, established the first Arab Bedouin women's organization to improve the situation of Bedouin women. In 2000, she began working at NISPED whose organizational vision and approach to sustainable human development presented Amal with the opportunity to develop a new model to meet pressing challenges. Today, Amal is one of the key shapers of public opinion regarding the status of the Arab minority and the status of women in Israel. She is a member of the Prime Minister's Commission for Economic Development of the Arab Sector; a member of the Steering Committee of Shutafut-Sharaka; a member of the professional committee of the Employment Creation Division of the JDC. She earned her BA in social work in Israel at Ben-Gurion University where she was one of two Bedouin women students. She earned her MA in community development at McGill University in Canada.