Learning each others language is an important step in building a shared Jewish-Arab society in Israel. TAFI welcomes proposed legislation for mandatory Arabic studies (for Jews) and Hebrew studies (for Arabs) starting from first grade.
Deterioration in Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel
Over the last few days, hostilities between Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens have increased. Absent leadership and vigorous enforcement, this deterioration can spread widely to a civil conflict that can endanger the stability of our society, one where Jews and Arabs closely live, work and learn together.
Yom Kippur and Eid-al Adha will coincide
On 23 September 2015, Judaism and Islam's holiest days, Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, will coincide. Since these two festivals are observed so differently, and there is limited public awareness of either's traditions, this could be a cause for provocation in Israel.
Help us use this 'shared day' to promote the voice of peace and tolerance in Israel. Watch our video which will be aired on Israeli TV networks and across social media.
Wanting to see more women and young adults in leadership roles within their communities and Israeli society at large were among the encouraging findings of a recent Abraham Fund study of Arab voter attitudes. Pilot programs now underway will chart the course for a multi-year investment in training next-gen Israeli Arab leaders.
Equal and Accessible Services
This new Abraham Fund initiative works with government agencies, businesses and civil society organizations to advance the provision of equal and accessible services as we aim to narrow the gaps that divide Israel’s Arab and Jewish communities, while strengthening the foundation for a just and inclusive society.
Public Education, Advocacy and Government Relations
The Abraham Fund’s reputation – within government, civil society and the media – as a valued partner and resource in the field of Jewish-Arab relations positions us as one of a handful of shared Jewish-Arab NGOs with trusted access to both Israel's Arab leadership and government officials.