The Abraham Fund Initiatives on the Declining Participation ...

The Abraham Fund Initiatives on the Declining Participation of the Israeli Arab Voter - Reasons for Concern and Windows of Opportunity

Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Please join the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues and the The Abraham Fund Initiatives for a special luncheon with The Abraham Fund's Co-Executive directors Amnon Be'eri-Sulitzeanu and Mohammad Darawshe on:

"The Declining Participation of the Israeli Arab Voter - Reasons for Concern and Windows of Opportunity"

Moderated by: Howard Sohn, Fohs Foundation President and The Abraham Fund Initatives Co-Chairman of the Board Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM in New York City

In advance of Israel's January 22, 2013 elections, The Abraham Fund Initiatives commissioned a study designed to better understand the sharp decline in the percentage of Arab voting over the past 15 years. "Most Arab voters who stay home on election day this January will do so not for ideological reasons, but because they see no point in casting their ballots. The study also found that domestic issues are the main priority among Arab voters, with respondents noting education, unemployment and the war on crime as their top concerns, rather than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." (Jerusalem Post, 10/28/12 - read the full article here). (http://cts.vresp.com/c/?InterAgencyTaskForce/b43bbd1727/5bc4946d82/84904f901c/id=289555)

The Abraham Fund's Co-Executive Directors, Amnon Be'eri-Sulitzeanu and Mohammad Darawshe, will join us on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in New York City to share some of the key findings of the study. They will lay out the factors that influence declining Arab voter behavior along with the opportunities for reversing these trends, and which shed important light on the current state of the Arab public's relations with the state and with Arab elected leaders.

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About the speakers:

Amnon Be'eri-Sulitzeanu Co-Executive Director of The Abraham Fund Initiatives, Israel
Amnon served as the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Jerusalem Foundation, under the leadership of Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek and Ms. Ruth Cheshin. Prior to this, he worked as an Adviser to the Minister of Immigrant Absorption, Mr. Yair Tsaban (Meretz), and as the spokesperson of the Ministry.

Mohammad Darawshe Co-Executive Director of The Abraham Fund Initiatives, Israel
Prior to The Abraham Fund Mohammad served as the Deputy Director General of the Givat Haviva Institute and served in senior positions at several other Israeli coexistence organizations. He has lectured before the European Parliament, the NATO Defense College, the World Economic Forum and the Jewish Funders Network. He is recipient of the Peace and Security Award of the World Association of NGOs.