Mossawa to Host Study Day on Palestinian Culture on November 7th in Tira

the Mossawa Center will host a study day on Palestinian culture in Israel entitled "Our culture: About It and From It". The conference is being organized by the Mossawa Center in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and hosted by the municipality of Tira. Cultural experts and professionals spanning all artistic fields will be participating.

The Mossawa Center demands the allocation of 5.5 billion shekels for the Arab community


The Mossawa Center demands that the Israeli Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance allocate 5.5 billion NIS to the development of the Arab community localities prior to the approval of the 2015 Annual State Budget. Mossawa insists on the implementation of the budgetary decisions from previous governments, and a definition of the criteria for the distribution of the regular governmental budget.

The Mossawa Center demands the allocation of 5.5 billion shekels for the Arab community
Last update : 7/10/2014  
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The law authorities failed to investigate the deaths of 13 protesters in October 2000


Today is the 14th anniversary of the suppression of the "Jerusalem - October 2000" protests during which 13 Arab citizens were killed, shot by police officers who evaded investigation from law enforcement, and whom the official investigation committee called the "Or Commission" was recommended to uncover the circumstances of the murder of the protestors.

The law authorities failed to investigate the deaths of 13 protesters in October 2000
Last update : 2/10/2014  
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The use of culture to improve Arab women's status in local councils


On Monday 22nd September 2014, the Mossawa Center hosted a performance of the play "Zoom" at Al Basha Theater in the Old City of Akka. The participants were invited to debate the use of culture to improve Arab women's status in local councils.

The use of culture to improve Arab women's status in local councils
Last update : 25/9/2014  
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Mossawa Hosts Annual Conference on the Legal Status of the Arab Community


On Friday September 12th Mossawa held its annual Conference on the Legal status of the Arab Community in Israel The conference was opened by Mossawa Board member Ahmad Ghazawi who spoke about the increase in discrimination, incitement and economic boycott of the Arab community in the months during the war on Gaza. The EU Head of Delegation Mr. Lars Faaborg-Andersen also gave opening remarks. He spoke about the role of democracy to make change and that minority rights are an integral part of democracy. He stated that, "At the heart of the project is the principle that, whatever the barriers and challenges, democratic participation is the avenue to express one's concerns, and is an inalienable right of any citizen in a healthy democracy." He also spoke about Mossawa's role in empowering citizens to engage democratically through the Knesset and their local leaders.

Mossawa Hosts Annual Conference on the Legal Status of the Arab Community
Last update : 17/9/2014  
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Mossawa Publishes Latest Report on the Legal Status of Arab Citizens in Israel


Mossawa has published its updated report on the Legal Status of Arab Citizens in Israel. The report includes all discriminatory laws, proposed legislation and policies implemented by the Israeli government. It paints the picture of a worsening situation for the Arab community in Israel. Since the 2009 elections over 35 discriminatory bills have been proposed in the Knesset more than any other Knesset, and the election in 2013 of the 19th Knesset has not shown any chance in legislative trends.

Mossawa Publishes Latest Report on the Legal Status of Arab Citizens in Israel
Last update : 11/9/2014  
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