In recent years, while Israel’s far-right governmental policies and racist Knesset legislation have challenged efforts to advance a shared Jewish-Arab society within Israel, Jewish and Arab activists have been successfully building genuine bridges between the two communities, based on a sense of shared citizenship.
What should be the foundation for an effective Jewish-Arab shared society in Israel? Does the recent crisis open opportunities to establish such a solid foundation? To answer these and other questions on the state of Jewish-Arab relations in Israel, the American Peace Now Friends will host a webinar on Thursday, June 3, at 1:00 pm ET (20:00 Jerusalem time) featuring two leading activists in this field, Maisam Jaljuli and Shalom (Shuli) Dichter.
Jaljuli is a leading member of Hadash (The Democratic Front for Peace and Equality) and chairwoman of the Hadash caucus in Na’mat, the leading women’s movement in Israel that is affiliated that with the Histadrut. She is active in a broad spectrum of social, feminist, labor and political causes.
Dichter is the author of Tensions and Good Intentions, a vision for shared society between Arabs and Jews in Israel. He is the former Executive Director of Hand in Hand, the Centers for Bilingual Education, and the former co-executive director of Sikkuy, The Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality, a Jewish-Arab advocacy organization.