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About Dirasat


DIRASATís Overarching Goal


Vision Statement

Mission Statement

Goals and Objectives

Strategies and activities

Guiding Principles

Dirasat in Comparative Perspective

List of Board Members


Establishing group

Recent Activities

Contact Us

Press Releases

Media Reports

Disparities in Socio-Economic Status
Disparities in Education

Disparities in Education (Hebrew)

Educational TV Program on the Arab Minority (Hebrew)
AFTER THE RIFT: New Directions for Government Policy towards the Arab Population in Israel (2000)English | Hebrew
Cancel the Minimum Age Requirements!
- UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities

- UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Reports of Human Rights Watch
Back to Basics: Israelís Arab Minority and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (International Crisis Group, 2012)


Goals and Objectives

The overarching goal of DIRASAT is to influence decision-making processes within the Arab-Palestinian community in Israel, and within state institutions, in a direction that ensures the enjoyment of substantive citizenship of all members of the community at both individual and collective levels.


DIRASATís operational objectives are:

  • To develop and present to decision-makers (within the community and at the state level) viable alternatives to existing exclusionary laws and policy frameworks underpinned in the principle of substantive equality for all (majority-minority; men-women) while taking into consideration the community's distinct identity and culture;


  • To encourage and take an active role in the development of the Arab community's strategic goal-setting based on an in-depth understanding of the root causes of the existing reality (exclusion, poverty and low socio-economic status).


  • To enhance the capacity for strategic thinking and planning among the Arab local council leadership, especially in professional departments, with an emphasis on the improvement and attainment of socio-economic rights.


  • To encourage the development and adoption of new approaches within the Arab community for attaining substantive citizenship based on participatory and democratic processes that ensure the augmentation of efforts and inclusion of all relevant parties.

P. O. Box 3190, - Nazareth 16131 - Tel: 972-4-6083333, Fax: 972-4-6083366 - Email: dirasat.aclp@gmail.com