The Mossawa Center's director has been participating in a delegation in the United States with the aim of gaining support and increasing international pressure to change the rhetoric of segregation and discrimination in Israel.
This Sunday, March 30th will mark the 38th anniversary of "Land Day" or "Yom Al Ard". Land Day is the commemoration of protests which took place on March 30th 1976 that led to violent clashes between Arab citizens in Israel and the Israeli authorities.
On Monday March 10th, the director of budgeting at the Ministry of Finance, Amir Levi made an announcement to Haaretz's Marker Magazine noting the gaps in budget allocations between Arabs and Jews in Israel. In this announcement, he showed that there were large gaps in resources allocated to public transportation, business property, industrial zones and education. Moreover, he added that the gaps required that the government takes an urgent step towards closing the gap and increasing the resources allocated to the Arab community.
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.