The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) was founded in 1987 with the goals of advancing pluralism in Israeli society and protecting and defending the human rights of all Israeli citizens, and in particular, rights relating to freedom of conscience, faith, and religion. In its 20 year history IRAC has built up a network of legal-aid centres, engaged in public policy advocacy to advance civic equality, and presented many precedent setting petitions to the Supreme Court.
IRAC runs three projects working specifically with Arabs citizens: Keren B’Kavod provides food to people of all faiths and works within the Arab communities of unrecognised Bedouin villages, East Jerusalem, Ramla and villages across northern Israel. IRAC’s Resource Allocation Monitoring Project identifies inequalities in government funding for Arab citizens of Israel, monitors resources allocated to this sector, and acts to change government or municipal discrimination. The Bedouin Swimming Project provides swimming courses for Bedouin 5th graders from 3 different villages in the Negev.