Mossawa is partnering with Intima w Attah in Tirah, Beit Tzadak in Tamrah and the local municipalities of both cities in a celebration of International Women's day Saturday March 8th. Events and activities including music, traditional food and clothing, comedy and educational lectures will be held in both cities. These events will showcase the achievements and empowerment of women in the Arab community.
Following a two year legal battle against the Haifa Municipality's gentrification of the historical neighborhood of Wadi el Siyah, the Mossawa Center went to court on the 16th of February 2014 for the final court hearing concerning the future of the residents of the neighborhood
The Mossawa Center, Haifa 26/2/2014, On Monday, 24/2/2014, the Knesset passed a bill into law which attempts to create a division between Christian and Muslim citizens in Israel by defining Palestinian Christians in Israel as "non-Arabs." Yariv Levin, Likud Beytenu coalition chairman declared that Christians will receive separate representation on the public advisory board of the Equal Employment Opportunity commission and justified the bill as a historic step that would connect Jews and Christians. The bill passed in the Knesset with a vote of 31 in favor and 6 against, despite the objections of the Equal Employment Opportunity commissioner Tziona Koenig-Yair who said the bill was superfluous and equivalent to having separate representation for Ashkenazi and Mizrachi Jews.
The Mossawa Center, Haifa. Friday the 14th of February 2014. As part of European Parliament President, Martin Schulz's trip to the Middle East region he held a meeting in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning with several leaders of civil society organizations, including Jafar Farah, the director of the Mossawa Center, as well as leaders of Sidreh, the Public Committee Against Torture, Shatil and Combatants for Peace.
The Mossawa Center's "Investing in Palestinian Culture" project has reached its third and last year in 2014 with the support of the European Union. Similarly to the past two years, this year the Mossawa Center will host the annual celebration of Palestinian Culture Day in partnership with a network of Arab culture organizations located over both sides of the Green Line.
The Mossawa Center, Haifa. Friday 24th of January 2014. Staff members from the Mossawa Center's legal department submitted a paper on Wednesday to the Knesset, against the agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to raise the vote threshold in Israeli elections from 2 to 3.25 percent.