Last night, a dear friend of the Mossawa Center and Palestinian-American Arab activist, Saba Shami, passed away at the age of 65 following a bout with cancer.
The Mossawa Center's annual state budget analysis finds that the scarcity of funding allocated to the Palestinian Arab community paints a sharp and clear picture of the systematic discrimination it faces.
The Mossawa Center demands the Ministry of Finance to fund a plan for the development of industrial zones in Arab towns worth NIS 472 million (~$140 million), in response to the the Ministry of Finance's decision to ignore the program proposed by the Ministry of Economy.
On August 4, 2005, Natan Zada, an IDF soldier, committed a hate-filled massacre against Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel in the city of Shefar'am. His actions were a direct result of racist incitement by rabbis and political leaders in the Tapuach settlement.
Deliberate neglect and systemic discrimination by the Israeli government has lead to a severe lack of industrial zones in Palestinian Arab localities, stifling their growth and development significantly.
Marking two years since the enactment of the Nation-State Law, the Mossawa Center called upon the international community to pressure Israel to fully repeal the Nation-State Law and to restore all the civil rights and protections that Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel are entitled to.
In the early hours of the morning, a demolition team, escorted by heavily armed police, rolled into the village and demolished the livelihood of a local fisherman in the Palestinian Arab village of Jisr al-Zarqa - the poorest locality in Israel - without any warning.
The Mossawa Center hosted a webinar exploring the prospects of Israeli annexation through the eyes and experiences of Palestinian citizens of Israel. Moderated by Dianna Buttu, the webinar included panelists Jafar Farah, founder of the Mossawa Center, and Dr. Hanna Swaid, former Knesset Member.
The Mossawa Center expresses full solidarity with the victims of police violence in the African American community in the United States and will continue to deepen international and local solidarity with groups suffering from racism and violence.
Join the Mossawa Center in exploring the situation on the ground for the Arab minority in Israel amidst the Coronavirus and the latest political developments, with panelists MK Dr. Yousef Jabareen of the Joint List and Professor Fahed Hakim, Head of Nazareth Hospital EMMS.
EU Ambassador Emanuele Giaufret, accompanied by Mashreq official in the European Foreign Ministry Colin Scicluna, visited the Palestinian town of Jisr az-Zarqa - one of the poorest and most underdeveloped localities in Israel - to witness first hand its dire situation and Mossawa's work in it.
In the upcoming elections, the political parties representing the Arab Palestinian community in Israel will face both low voter turn-out and a continued drift of votes to Jewish parties.
The "Cameras Law" that was approved by the Israeli cabinet, has been thwarted before even reaching a first reading in the Knesset. Netanyahu's efforts to suppress the Arab vote seem to have been foiled for the time being.
Mossawa Center condemns Gantz's latest comments stating that he will never form a governing coalition with Palestinian Arab parties. Mossawa Center condemns this latest maneuver in the strongest possible terms and reiterates the pressing need to build a progressive coalition within Israel.
Mossawa Center vehemently condemns the bigoted and hate filled appeal to the Central Elections Committee by Likud MKs to ban Joint List MK Hiba Yazbak from running in the upcoming elections.
The Mossawa Center condemns Benjamin Netanyahu's latest round of incitement against Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel at a so-called "emergency" Likud rally.
The Mossawa Center stands in solidarity with the Ethiopian community in Israel following the shooting of 19 year-old Solomon Tekah at the hands of Police officers.
Friends of Mossawa recently returned from a two-week tour of North America during which it brought the voices of Palestinian citizens of Israel into the public discussion in the United States and Canada.
A scathing new report by Human Rights Watch highlights dire realities of discriminatory planning policies by the Israeli government to squeeze and suffocate Palestinian localities in Israel.
An analysis by The Mossawa Center reveals the worrying truth behind the Israeli election results and the important, yet dangerous, role identity politics played in the elections. The report also outlines changes the need to take place in order for meaningful peace building to take place.
Following the Likud and Right-wing bloc's win, gaining a total of 59 seats between them with 90% of the votes counted, as well as the surge of the Joint List to 15 seats, here are the possible trends and outcomes following Israel's March 2020 elections.
Following the dramatic surge in Arab voter turnout in the recent Israeli elections, a heavy burden of responsibility has fallen on the shoulders of the Joint List - gaining a unique position of power, where it will have unprecedented influence over the formation of the next government coalition.
As Netanyahu plans to use annexation to destroy all chances for a Two-State Solution to take place, coronavirus cases spike dramatically in Israel. The Mossawa Center, meanwhile, helps save the sports and fishing building in Jisr al-Zarqa from demolition.
Police brutality, institutional discrimination, and annexation - a dangerous month to be a minority.
As with minorities in the United States, the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel has continued to struggle with the coronavirus outbreak.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread globally, the Palestinian Arab community in Israel is at greater risk of suffering from the virus.
From the Israeli elections and what it could mean for Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel and Netanyahu, to a new Mossawa Center Executive Director being appointed; it has been a busy February!
From Trump's 'Deal of the Century' to our roundtable discussions with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Joint List member Aida Touma-Sliman, January was a very busy month!
From exhibits at the United Nations to meetings with ambassadors, read all about the work we've accomplished in November.
Our October 2019 Newsletter covers all major events and projects we've worked on for the month.
Friends of Mossawa and the Mossawa Center recently returned from a two-week outreach program in the United States and Canada. The tour, which was led and organized by Friends of Mossawa, included meetings and events in Washington, D.C, Toronto, Ottawa, New York, and New Jersey.