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%.
Through this delegation, the Mossawa Center wants to redefine the discourse in the coming years of Netanyahu’s anti-peace administration as a time when multi-ethnic collaboration can grow between different marginalized communities.
On May 9th, the Mossawa Center, in collaboration with Arab members of the parliamentary finance committee, namely MKs Dr. Ahmed Tibi(Ta’al), Aida Touma-Sliman(Hadash), and Iman Khatib-Yasin(Ra’am), along with the National Committee of the Heads of Arab Local Councils in Israel and the Friedrich Eber
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.
Mossawa Center celeberates women and highlights their women's movement program, Mahal-li on International Women's Day
Mossawa Center sent a letter to the Municipality of Acre and the Municipality Head, demanding them to assume their responsibilities towards the Abu Eish family, whose four homes were destroyed by the special police forces demolition authorities on February 14th.
The Mossawa Center has filed a petition against the Ministry of Finance demanding that it provide information about the status of the implementation of government resolutions 550, 1279, and 1804 in 2022, which are dedicated to developing Arab society towns and cities.
On August 18th, 2022, the Israeli army raided and shut down Palestinian human rights organizations' offices in the occupied West Bank in the city of Ramallah following Defense Minister Benny Gantz's direct order.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.