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Monday, September 08, 2003

The Citizens Accord Forum

Providing tools for Israeli Arabs to attain self-empowerment
Ask a Jewish and an Arab citizen of Israel what their definition of coexistence between their communities and you could hear two different views. Within the current climate, Israeli Jews might answer 'the absence of violence', while their Arab counterparts would likely say "equality."

One of the goals of the Citizens Accord Forum between Jews & Arabs in Israel is to narrow that gap in understanding. Established in 2000 by Rabbi Michael Melchior, currently member of Knesset and at that time the Minister of Israeli Society and the World Jewish Community, the Forum aims to reduce the schism which exists between Jews and Arabs in Israel and to develop the country's civil society.
Read more at ISRAEL21c - A Focus Beyond the Conflict.