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Bridging Gaps in Tense Times: Towards a Shared Society in Israel

June 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Bridging Gaps in Tense Times: Towards a Shared Society in Israel
Mohammad Darawshe
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
Phone: 404.257.0537

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. 

About Us

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.

Givat Haviva serves as a catalyst for cooperation between divided communities, supporting their work to achieve common goals through cross-community projects, leading training and capacity-building activities, and hosting national gatherings that translate their training into action. Givat Haviva was awarded the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education. Learn more here

The New Israel Fund is the leading organization committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis. We have always sought to advance a truly shared society in Israel that values social cohesion and rejects racism and discrimination. Learn more here.


June 6, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Congregation B’nai Torah
700 Mt. Vernon Hwy NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328 United States
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