Givat Haviva was founded in 1949 as the national education centre of the Kibbutz Artzi Movement, a federation of 83 kibbutzim throughout Israel. Its overriding goal is to foster the creation of a true shared society, resisting racism and all forms of discrimination and fostering greater understanding between different groups in Israeli society, through educating for peace, democracy, coexistence and social solidarity.
Today, through its various departments, Givat Haviva carries out numerous civil society projects in the fields of Jewish and Arab dialogue and partnership; empowerment frameworks for women, empowerment and capacity building frameworks for Israeli Arab civil society, various courses, educational and training frameworks, and many more – projects which have proved and continue to be highly effective, and some of them prize-winning projects.
In addition, Givat Haviva enjoys a unique reputation thanks to its vast professional experience, especially in the fields of training empowerment courses targeting Israeli Arab civil society and women and in leading Jewish-Arab dialogue activities.
23 March 2017
As Israel watched its elected officials focus on political survival this past year – reaching a climax this week with pronouncements and maneuvers that no one really understands – a group of lay leaders worked to generate a vision for Israel and a plan to achieve it. The issue they sought to address was the Jewish-Arab relationship within Israel.
14 March 2017
A recent poll from Pew Research found that 49% of Israeli Jews agree or strongly agree with expelling or transferring Arabs from Israel. Additionally, roughly 80% of Israeli Jews agree that Jews should receive preferential treatment in Israel.
This neglect comes from the Israeli Jewish mentality that they are still a “minority” trying to survive and thus their needs should be prioritized. As Givat Haviva Institute head Mohammad Darawshe says, the Jews in Israel are a majority who have the mentality of a minority.
8 March 2017
GIVAT HAVIVA — The first class of an army preparatory program for members of the Bedouin community graduated this week, with its 15 members bound for enlistment better equipped to handle the challenges awaiting them, participants said.
8 March 2017
The first class of an army preparatory program for members of the Bedouin community graduated this week, with its 15 members bound for enlistment better equipped to handle the challenges awaiting them, participants said.
Up until last year, Israel had 55 pre-army programs, known in Hebrew as mechinot (mechina, in the singular), geared toward Jewish Israelis and three for the Druze community, but none for the country’s Bedouin population, according to Tal Galin, the head of the new Academy for Bedouin Leadership in the Galilee.
27 February 2017
In four months, we will mark 50 years of Israel’s occupation of 'the territories.' Fifty years, during which the State of Israel has changed from
15 December 2016
some astounding statistics that contradict the fabricated inflammatory rhetoric that we hear so often. Here are some of the facts:
• 23% of Israeli doctors are Arabs
• 46% of Israeli pharmacists are Arabs
• 28% of hi-tech students at the Technion are Arabs
• 16% of the students in all of Israeli higher education are Arabs
• 73% view “Israeli” as part of their identity