Givat Haviva newsletter June 2017

Givat Haviva marked the month of Ramadan with a traditional Iftar meal at the common dining hall. The meal, on June 8, was part of the day’s events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the occupation. Many guests attended the meal, including the mayors and representatives of the municipalities taking part in the Shared Communities program, participants from the various programs, representatives of peace organizations, members of HaShomer HaTzair and the Agial Youth Movements, and the Givat Haviva team.

Givat Haviva newsletter: 2016 Year-end Summary

Two opposite processes occurring simultaneously characterized 2016. On the one hand an increasing extremism in political discourse, with racist bills introduced in the Knesset, bitter accusations against Arab society, and deepening fear and hatred. On the other hand very positive developments for civil society in the field of shared society and even a government decision that is supposed to lead to significant investment in Arab society.