On 30 November 2015, Hannah Rendell, Director of Development of Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality, gave a lecture at JHub on the work of the association in the areas of education and community empowerment. The event was jointly hosted by the UK Task Force and the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Before Hagar started its bilingual and multicultural school in 2007, there were no educational or social frameworks in the Negev through which Jewish and Arab children could meet and … [Read more...]
Hannah Rendell, Director of Development of Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality, speaks at a UK Task Force and Board of Deputies event at JHub.
Avirama Golan, co-chair of Sikkuy, speaking at UJIA and the Board of Deputies.
On Thursday 15 October, Avirama Golan, co-chair of Sikkuy, gave a lunchtime lecture at UJIA and the Board of Deputies on the topic of why Arab citizens are needed in Israel's labour market. Golan explained that in order for Arab citizens to be better integrated into the Israeli workforce, the government needs to invest in numerous areas such as transportation infrastructure, health, housing, and education. Golan opened her lecture with a quote from Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug, who … [Read more...]
Qadi Dr. Iyad Zahalka speaks at JFS as part of a series of activities organised by the UK Task Force for his visit.
The UK Task Force hosted Dr. Iyad Zalhalka, Qadi of Jerusalem, in London in late September. Dr. Zahalka spoke to nearly 600 people at nine events: he gave the keynote speech at the European Association of Israel Studies conference, presented at a Year 11 assembly at JFS, led a discussion with staff at LSJS, and hosted an informal conversation at WZO's Israeli Salon. He also gave a breakfast briefing at the Board of Deputies with the Council of Christians & Jews, a lunch and learn session at … [Read more...]
EVENT REPORT: Enhancing Access to Higher Education ‒ lunch and discussion with Professor Edriss Titi
Prof. Titi of Israel's Council for Higher Education at the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Photo by UK Task Force.
The UK Task Force hosted a roundtable lunch and discussion with Professor Edriss Titi, from Israel’s Council for Higher Education (CHE), for the UK Friends of Israeli Academic Institutions to learn about its strategy for enhancing access to higher education for Arab undergraduate students and explore opportunities for partnership. In 2012 Israel's Council for Higher Education (CHE) launched a Six-Year Plan to enhance access to higher education for Arab citizens. Increasing successful … [Read more...]
The UK Task Force held a special event in advance of the next study trip on 5 March at the JHub. Over thirty people attended to hear a panel discussion with civil society activists and experts from Israel working to advance civic equality and build an inclusive Israeli society. The panel (pictured below) included: Attorney Abbass Abbass the founder of Al-Manarah, Yael Kliger the public relations director at United Hatzalah, Dr Simcha Getahune the Intercultural Supervisor and Professional … [Read more...]