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 Mossawa Center is planning an advocacy and educational program in the US from October 8-21. During this program, the Mossawa Center will aim to raise awareness about the rights of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel and their potential role in peace building initiatives.
The Mossawa Center is appealing to local political leaders such as Knesset Members, elected officials, and public officials to launch a campaign for the allocation of funds to the Arab community from the 2021-2022 State Budget of 2021-2022, set to be approved at the end of this month.
The Nationality and Entry into Israel Law, or more commonly known as the Citizenship Law, is a legislative action of which the main aim is to bar approximately 45,000 Palestinians from Gaza and the West Bank who are married to Israeli citizens from being granted citizenship or permanent residency.
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.