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About Dirasat


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Disparities in Socio-Economic Status
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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

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


Recent Developments in Higher Education for Arab Palestinians

As you are aware, we have been very involved in the process of promoting Arab education in general and specially higher education for Arab Palestinians.  Our focus has been both on access to education and also on encouraging campuses to adopt a multicultural approach. We are pleased that Council for Higher Education (CHE) has also recently begun to promote integration of Arab-Palestinians into Israeli institutions of higher education.  We have been very involved in this process through a number of initiatives; specifically we worked to ensure that an Arab voice has been incorporated into various plans and proposals.  The good news is that recently, the CHE (and the Ministry of Education) have initiated policy change in relation to the psychometric exam, age limits restricting study in specific professions and have also pledged to provide financial support for the Nazareth Academic Institute.  However, these are only initial steps; there is a need to ensure that such decisions are implemented fully and in the long-term.  On the other hand, as a result of the war of the summer of 2014 and the general political atmosphere during the recent period, freedom of speech on campus is increasingly under threat – particularly in relation to Arab students and faculty.


Accordingly, attached you will find a short document outlining these developments in more detail.  Of course, we are available for questions, comments and feedback


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