The UK Task Force in partnership with British Friends of Merchavim hosted a lively discussion around the theme of diversity in Israeli society with three speakers from Israel: Roi Maor a secular Israeli, Ruth Madar from the religious community, and Abeer Halabi an Israeli Druze. Each spoke compellingly about their personal stories, many identities, and the role that Merchavim plays in making Israel a fairer society. Abeer, a Druze social worker and educator at Merchavim, told the audience at … [Read more...]
Over twenty representatives from the British Jewish community participated in a high-level study trip from 7-11 February 2016 exploring issues relating to Arab citizens of Israel in the Wadi Ara – Israel’s “Little Triangle” region. Delegates toured Kafr Qara, Baqa al-Gharbiyye, Umm el-Fahem, and Haifa, visiting projects and engaging with leading representatives within the Arab community, the public sector, and civil society spheres. Led by Co-Chair of the UK Task Force, UJIA Chief Executive … [Read more...]
Hand in Hand’s Executive Director, Shuli Dichter, and Dr Inas Deeb, Hand in Hand’s Director of Education, visited the UK last week, where they described the Hand in Hand network and its educational model: “All of the Hand in Hand schools are public schools and get funding from the government. The Hand in Hand schools get 1.8% more government funding than other schools. But because the school is bilingual we need to have two teachers for lots of the subjects - so we need to almost double the … [Read more...]
On 2 December over 100 people attended an event at Wayra, Telefonica’s tech accelerator in London, run in partnership with the UK Task Force, Tsofen, and the UK Israel Tech Hub at the British Embassy in Tel Aviv. The event showcased ten of the most promising entrepreneurs from Israel's Arab community and offered them the opportunity to pitch to a range of interested investors, including Britain’s tech envoy to Israel, Saul Klein. The event also focused on how the Arab entrepreneurs can boost … [Read more...]
Hannah Rendell, Director of Development of Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality, speaks at a UK Task Force and Board of Deputies event at JHub.
On 30 November 2015, Hannah Rendell, Director of Development of Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality, gave a lecture at JHub on the work of the association in the areas of education and community empowerment. The event was jointly hosted by the UK Task Force and the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Before Hagar started its bilingual and multicultural school in 2007, there were no educational or social frameworks in the Negev through which Jewish and Arab children could meet and … [Read more...]