One Arab citizen dead and dozens more injured after violent clashes with police at funeral for Sami Al-Ja'ar

On Sunday night January 18th, Sami Ziadna age 43 died after police violence erupted at the funeral for 20 year old Sami Al-Ja'ar. Ja'ar was killed on January 14th during a police drug raid in Rahat.

Israeli police shoot and kill Arab citizen in Rahat City


On Wednesday evening January 15th Israeli police shot and killed 20 year old Sami Al Ja'ar in Rahat City in the Naqab.

Israeli police shoot and kill Arab citizen in Rahat City
Last update : 20/1/2015  
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The Mossawa Center demands appropriate representation of Arab citizens during Elections


The Mossawa Center has called on Israeli broadcasting organizations, the Cable Council and the Israeli Broadcasting Authority to ensure appropriate and fair representation of Arab citizens in the run up to the Knesset elections scheduled for March 17th.

The Mossawa Center demands appropriate representation of Arab citizens during Elections
Last update : 9/1/2015  
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Arab American Institute (AAI) joins the Mossawa Center in our campaign against police brutality


The Arab American Institute (AAI) has joined our call to demand a fair investigation for Kheir Hamdan and to agitate our leaders to bring about an end to police violence worldwide. AAI was founded in 1995 and is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC and is committed to the civic and political empowerment of Americans of Arab descent.

Arab American Institute (AAI) joins the Mossawa Center in our campaign against police brutality
Last update : 28/11/2014  
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Israel cabinet approves anti-democratic Jewish Nation State bill


On Sunday November 23rd the Israeli cabinet approved an anti-democratic bill that would solidify the Jewish nature of the state and strip any real meaning from citizenship of non-Jews in Israel, relegating Israel's Arab citizens to a second-class status. It also aims to remove Arabic as an official language in Israel. The bill in its current state is unlikely to pass in the Knesset but is the precursor to a version to be put forward by Prime Minister Netanyahu in the coming week.

Israel cabinet approves anti-democratic Jewish Nation State bill
Last update : 25/11/2014  
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Mayor of Ashkelon bans Arab construction workers from Kindergartens in the city


On Thursday November 20th the Mayor of Ashkelon Itamar Shimoni decided to suspend the employment of Arab workers in all kindergartens untilfurther notice.He called to ban all Arab construction workers from kindergartens in the city while children are present in the school. This move has drawn criticism from organizations and politicians from both coalition and opposition parties.

Mayor of Ashkelon bans Arab construction workers from Kindergartens in the city
Last update : 20/11/2014  
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