On Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, the Mossawa Center organized a solidarity tour of the Negev's unrecognized villages, aimed at understanding the people there and the struggles they face.
After being rejected in July of 2021, the Citizenship Law (also known as the Unification Law) was approved by the Knesset on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, after the first reading.
Feb. 17, the Mossawa Center and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) conducted a joint webinar discussing Amnesty International’s recent report on Israel. The webinar was joined by Paul O’Brein, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, Maen Hammad, Regional Campaigner of Amn
At a meeting with Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mossawa Center founder and Director Jafar Farah discussed recent findings on the budgets that were actually allocated to the Palestinian Arab community by the Israeli government.
The meeting shed light on the challenges faced by the Palestinian Arab community in Israel, including systemic discrimination, limited access to government budgets, and the need for increased political participation.
The first session of the International Advocacy and Resource Development Course was held on Friday, June 2nd, at the Mossawa Center.
Delegation calls on the international community to prevent escalation
The Ministry of Finance hid budget details for implementing government decisions in 2022. The Mossawa Center appealed for a court hearing today to obtain complete information.
The Mossawa Center confirms, through its monitoring of budgets for the Arab society, that this year will be worse than the previous one in terms of actual budget implementation. This is due to the extensive reduction in budgets from all ministries by 1.5%.
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.
COVID-19 has revealed the housing shortage and labor force crises that have plagued Palestinian Arab localities for years. New data show the true extent and impact of these issues.
Commemorating 20 years since the suppression of the October 2000 demonstrations, which led to 13 Palestinian Arab civilians killed by Israeli police, the Mossawa Center calls for an overhaul of Israel's security, policing, and judicial institutions.
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.
In this preliminary report we will try to describe the chain of events that occurred from the beginning of May 2021, as it has been documented by the Mossawa Center.
In response to tragic events and the rise in violence, Arab towns and cities throughout Israel plan a general strike this Tuesday, September 5th. The aim of this strike is not just to mourn the loss but also to urge for swift action and change.
The workshops were successful with the youth being able to learn more about their history and politics as well as connect with one another while having fun.
The Mossawa Center firmly places the responsibility for these tragic losses on the Israeli government. We assert that the government's efforts to combat organized crime have fallen short, leaving Palestinian Arab citizens vulnerable to violence and crime.
On Sunday, May 28, the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation will debate a proposed bill that will stifle the work of civil society in Israel – clearly targeting Palestinian Arab civil society organizations. The bill will impose a 65% tax on the income of NGOs.
On May 15th, Nakba Day, the Mossawa Center stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people, reflecting on the catastrophic events that took place on this date in 1948.
On April 26th, the Association for Defending Palestinian Refugees Rights will be organizing the annual “March of Return” in Lajjoon, a displaced Palestinian village in the Umm Al Fahem district, to commemorate Nakba Day.
Christians in Jerusalem kept from celebrating Holy Sunday due to Israeli restrictions
Mossawa Center Board Member Dr. Hala Espanioly on the challenges Palestinian Arab women must face in terms of political participation and why it is crucial for society to engage women fully the political and public spheres.
Joint List Chairman Ayman Odeh unveils who Benny Gantz truly is and what he stands for, calling out his bluff and exposing the truth.
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.
Following his failure to form a governing coalition, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has tapped incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rival and opposition leader Yair Lapid to take a shot at forming a coalition. If Lapid fails to form a coalition, a fifth election will ensue.
An in-depth summary of all our activities throughout the year in the various fields we have worked in including State budget advocacy, solidarity, civil society, youth, and international advocacy.
Advocating to secure funds for Palestinian Arab community, meeting with Swedish Ambassador, and more.
The Mossawa Center's annual conference on the state budget and economic development, solidarity, and fostering the future advocates of the Palestinian Arab community.
A superbly productive month for the Mossawa Center! We covered everything from the October 2000 events, to solidarity, to the state budget, and more!
Netanyahu saves himself from fourth election at the expense of Palestinian Arab community, solidarity campaign in Jisr az-Zarqa, and more.
Merciless demolition in Jisr AzZarqa, workshops on state budget advocacy, and renovating the Mossawa Center's library.
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.