Friends of Mossawa is a US based sister organization of the Mossawa Center in Israel.
We provide a platform and voice for the Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel in North America in order to influence public discourse surrounding Palestinian rights and peace building.
We work to raise awareness among the North American public about the inequality and discrimination facing the Palestinian Arab community in Israel.
We host and participate in events across North America in order to educate the public about the issue.
You can contact us to learn more about our work, schedule a meeting, and participate in or help organize an event.
In addition, we encourage you to donate to us and help grow in our outreach and awareness raising.
The close ties and cooperation that we have seen in recent days between Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the extreme, far-right Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Strength) party led by Itamar Ben-Gvir has brought to light the harsh reality of Netanyahu’s decade-long grip on power in Israel.
Israeli parties have submitted their final lists for the upcoming 2021 Legislative Elections. As the United Arab List splits from the Joint List, Jewish parties have nominated Palestinian Arab candidates for the Knesset in an attempt to win over Palestinian Arab voters.
The upcoming fourth election is a crucial inflection point for Palestinian Arabs and Israel alike. The neglect of Palestinian Arab citizens in Israeli politics is holding back any profound change that many seek to achieve. It is to recognize the power Palestinian Arabs have in bringing about change.
The fulfillment of all civil and human rights to all Palestinians.
To change public discourse in North America by providing a voice for Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel through awareness raising, education, and advocacy.
Friends of Mossawa is a non-profit sister organization of the Mossawa Center based in the United States.
The Mossawa Center, the Advocacy Center for Palestinian Arab citizens in Israel, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 1997 that aims to promote the economic, social, cultural and political rights of the Palestinian Arab citizens in Israel, and the recognition of this community a national indigenous minority, with their own national, cultural and historical distinctiveness. The Center develops programs to promote a democratic society, and acts against all forms of discrimination based on race, nationalism, religious affiliation, social status, gender, and disabilities.
Friends of Mossawa extends the work and reach of the Mossawa Center by promoting the civil rights of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, raising awareness about the inequality and discrimination they face, and educating the North American public about the issues facing their community.
Our work includes meeting with public officials such as Congress members and Senators, hosting events, and fundraising.