For Arab women in Israel, raising their voice requires crossing both patriarchal universal barriers and local struggles that stem from the status of the Arab minority in Israel. Arab society and Arab women specifically, are undergoing significant changes that are becoming manifest in different ways. However, pursuing equality involves not only funding and resources but also issues of identity and recognition. Arab women in Israel are a minority within a minority. They suffer from dual … [Read more...]
Briefings and Publications
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The UK Task Force has published its 2015-2016 Annual Review, outlining the organisation's work over the past year. The annual review presents achievements and highlights a selection of events and guest speakers from Israel, including Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the Arab winner of MasterChef Israel, and the film screening of the award-winning documentary 'Oriented' at JW3. … [Read more...]
Both Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel are entitled by law to health services subject to the National Health Insurance Law of 1995, which established the state's responsibility to provide health services at a relatively low fee collected by the National Insurance Institute. There are significant comparative differences in health indicators between Jewish and Arab citizens in Israel: - Life expectancy among Arab citizens rose significantly since the establishment of the state, but the gap … [Read more...]
Arab citizens of Israel are represented in political structures at both the national and local levels. Some of these leadership organisations are intertwined with the functions of the state, such as political parties and local governance. Other forms of Arab leadership, however, are nongovernmental or quasi-governmental in nature. This briefing outlines the existing structures of Arab political leadership in Israel, at both the national and local levels. It also examines current participatory … [Read more...]
In recent weeks there have been several developments in the government’s plans to address the land issues faced by Israel’s Bedouin population in the Negev and promote economic development in the area. Bill for the Regulation of Bedouin Settlement in the Negev The 8 June saw the resignation of Major General Doron Almog, who was in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office’s planning authority to implement the government’s plans to regulate Bedouin settlement in the Negev. Although the Bill for … [Read more...]