Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality
פורום דו-קיום בנגב לשוויון אזרחי
منتدى التعايش السلمي في النقب من أجل المساواة المدنية


Arab-Jewish Cultural Community Center

NCF believes that meeting the people at the heart of the debate face-to-face is an invaluable experience towards changing the way people think and dispelling myths and prejudices. Thus, in 2006, we opened the Multaka-Mifgash Centre for Arab-Jewish Understanding in Be’er-Sheva. ‘Multaka’ and ‘Mifgash’ mean ‘meeting’ in Arabic and Hebrew respectively and is thus reflective of the Centre’s purpose of bringing communities together.  It serves as a neutral meeting space for joint Arab-Jewish cultural, educational and political activities that encourage interaction and dialogue among the Jewish and Arab communities in the Negev.  Through a variety of activities we provide opportunities for Jews and Arabs to come together in meaningful ways. The Centre is the first of its kind south of Tel-Aviv and today there are no more than three other places like it in Israel.

Multaka-Mifgash Activities for 2019


December 15|20:30: Screening of the film: The Cousin, and a conversation with the film maker. Location: Cinema Negative, Ben Gurion University

December 4|19:30: Talking about political prisoners with Anat Matar and Sanaa Selma 

November 25| 17:30: Talking About Nothing – An encounter for young Arabic and Jewish students 

November 20| 18:30: Screening of the film: Sharkiyeh

November 11| Opening of our Arabic course 

June 30 | Screening of the film: In Between 

July 24 Screening of the film: Junction 48

July 10 Nights: Palestinian Film Festival

June 25 Language Exchange (Hebrew and Arabic)

June 18 Traveler’s Guide: Morocco 

June 10 Freedom of Expression Workshop: Rights of Demonstrators

June 2 | Doctor Jonathan Mendel: Language and Politics

March 21 | Cinema Solidarity, screening of the film “Pride” followed by a conversation with a representative of the LGBTQ community. 

May 15 | Commemoration of Nakba Day (updates to follow)

May 13 | Annual Joint Iftar Dinner

May 1 | Zikaron Basalon – The Holocaust of the Jews of North Africa

March 27 | Cinema Solidarity, screening of the film “Chronicle of Disappearance” 

March 14 | The Gun on the Kitchen’s Table 

February 14 | NLP Workshop

February 13 Screening of the “Lion King” in Arabic

February 3 | Language Exchange (Hebrew and Arabic) for neighboring communities

January 30 | Screening of “Tickets” and a conversation with Attorney and social activists, Barak Cohen 

The Multaka-Mifgash Activities in Previous Years: 




16-03-20 - Last week - Khirbit al-Watan, one house was demolished by authorities

16-03-20 - Last week- al-Ġazzah 90 dunams of crops were destroyed by authorities

All Demolitions