Bridging Gaps in Tense Times: Towards a Shared Society in Israel
Director of Planning, Equality, and Shared Society at NIF grantee Givat Haviva
When: Monday, June 6, 7:30pm
Where: The program is graciously hosted by Congregation B’nai Torah
700 Mount Vernon Highway NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Please RSVP online, by email to Mordy@nif.org, or by phone to 1.212.613.4426
Refreshments will be served
Parking is available
Recent violence and unrest have highlighted ever-deepening divides between Israel’s Jewish and Arab populations. Israelis live in constant fear of continued attacks, while ultra-nationalists and their allies press ahead with efforts to erode the rules of Israeli democracy. Beneath the headlines, Israeli visionaries are mobilizing to achieve a truly shared society for all Israeli citizens.
Givat Haviva is a leader in this field and a grantee of New Israel Fund. Mohammad comes to Atlanta at a time when Israelis and American Jews are taking a stand for democracy and equality.
Mohammad Darawshe is the Director of Planning, Equality, and Shared Society at Givat Haviva, the Center for Shared Society in Israel. Mohammad is Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the State of Israel. Like 20 percent of Israel’s population, he is, as he puts it, a child of both identities. From 2005-2013, Mohammad served as the Co-Director of the Abraham Fund Initiatives. Before that he served as the Elections Campaign Manager for the Democratic Arab Party and, later, the United Arab List. Mohammad is considered a leading expert on Jewish-Arab relations and has presented lectures and papers at the European parliament, NATO Defense College, the World Economic Forum, Club de Madrid, US Congress, the Herzlia Conference, and Israel’s Presidential Conference.