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About Dirasat


DIRASAT’s 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: Israel’s Arab Minority and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (International Crisis Group, 2012)


Strategies and activities

DIRASAT employs two main strategies to achieve its goals and objectives:

  1. Enhancement of capacities within the Arab Palestinian community – especially among the leadership ranks, both political and professional – in making informed strategic decisions regarding the status and rights of the community.
  2. Promotion of equitable and inclusive laws and policies while influencing decision-making processes within the Arab Palestinian community and at state level in a direction that ensures the fulfillment of substantive citizenship.


Therefore, DIRASAT’s main activities include:


  • Conducting applied research on equality and on a wide array of issues related to substantive citizenship (legal, political, socio-economic, participatory rights). In order to ensure the responsiveness of DIRASAT’s research agenda to the needs of the community, it holds regular consultation sessions with relevant parties (academics, professionals, local and national leadership) to map and prioritize the issues to be addressed.


  • Presenting research findings to all interested parties, at both local and national levels, through the holding of seminars, study days and larger conferences. DIRASAT also encourages civil society institutions to use these research findings in their lobbying and advocacy endeavors to promote the status and rights of Arab-Palestinian citizens.


  • Preparing and disseminating position papers that present alternatives to existing laws and policies that ensure equity and inclusion. The development of the specific policy recommendations in these papers is based on research findings and is accomplished through participatory processes involving a multitude of concerned parties and institutions. DIRASAT shares its position papers with decision-makers at the local and national levels, as well as with academics and relevant civil society institutions. Additionally, it holds conferences to discuss, elaborate and promote the adoption of the recommendations by decision-makers.


  • Providing consultation to the Arab leadership and civil society institutions regarding substantive citizenship rights issues and strategic goals-setting in their respective areas.


  • Providing easily accessible information and research to interested parties regarding the status and rights of the Arab minority in Israel, as well as providing extensive law and policy resources.


  • Enhancing the capacity of professionals in pertinent fields (law, education, health, social welfare, economic development, among others) in strategic thinking and the development of detailed plans of action, through the provision of training opportunities and guidance.

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