The Association r for Joint Israeli Leadership was established in 2017 by a diverse group of Israeli Arab and Jewish citizens committed to improving Arab-Jewish relations in Israel and advancing dialogue about a common Israeli identity. The Need Arabs and Jews in Israel are plagued by a history of conflict and distrust which hinders cooperation in building a stronger Israeli society. Despite living and working in close proximity to one another in many areas of the country, Arabs and Jews have few opportunities to develop meaningful relationships, break down barriers, and work together towards positive social change. In August 2018, the Association, together with Ma?ase and the Max Stern Yezreel Valley College (YVC), launched the first The “Midrasha” a gap year program for Joint Israeli leadership, bringing together 25 Arab and Jewish high school graduates who live and learn and volunteer together over a seven-month period, delving deeply into issues of identity and leadership. The association also operates a Mentoring project: Mentoring for Joint Israeli Leadership seeks to develop commitment and tools enabling Israeli Jews and Arabs to work together towards a stronger shared society and positive social change.
Max Stern Yezreel Valley College