A Shatil conference in Lod, the product of work supported by several British charitable organisations and brokered by the UK Task Force, has provided nearly 100 Arab residents of Lod the opportunity to meet with planning officials to voice their needs and concerns. Those present at the meeting included European Union Ambassador to Israel Lars Faabourg Andersen, Prime Minister’s Office Representative Rivka Abelson, Deputy Mayor of Lod Aviv Wasserman, City Engineer Hadas Nocham and all four of … [Read more...]
Downtown area of Lod, Israel.
The UK Task Force and New Israel Fund UK were delighted to host a lunch and discussion with Clive Lawton and Dr Gadi Gvaryahu on 22 April at the JHub. Dr Gvaryahu is leader of the Tag Meir coalition that was formed in response to the increased number of 'price-tag' attacks within Israel since 2011, targeting Christian and Muslim religious sites, as well as Arab-Jewish civil society projects. Dr Gvaryahu is also the founder of several educational and civil society organisations within the … [Read more...]
Over thirty people attended a lunchtime briefing and discussion on 16 April with Attorney Ali Haider, the co-executive director of Sikkuy, entitled ‘Can Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel share the public space’. Sikkuy, The Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality in Israel, is a non-partisan, non-profit, NGO in Israel that develops and implements projects to reduce inequality between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel in areas such as government budgets, resource allocation, hiring … [Read more...]
In February 2012, the UK Task Force led its second study trip to Israel to learn about Bedouin communities in the Negev. Based in Be’er Sheva, over fifty representatives from the Jewish community participated in a tour of Bedouin settlements, visited civil society projects and took part in panel discussions with leading interlocutors within the Bedouin community, the public sector and the civil society sphere. Led by Co-Chairs of the Task Force, Douglas Krikler and Trevor Pears, participants … [Read more...]
(Dir Christopher Browne, US, 2009, 84 mins, English, Hebrew and Arabic with subtitles). Screened with Kick It Out (Dir Eli Tal-El, 5.34 mins). There are over 1.4 million Arabs who are citizens of Israel, facing the challenge of living in a Jewish state while maintaining their heritage. In Israel, soccer is king, and Bnei Sakhnin has become the first team from an Arab town to win the prestigious Israeli Cup and represent Israel in European competition. Fielding Arab, Jewish and foreign-born … [Read more...]