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

Multaka-Mifgash

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.


The “Wikipedia” of the Unrecognized Villages, a new project by Multaka-Mifgash

What are the “Lone Farms”? What is the difference between the ‘Green Patrol’ and the Southern Administration’? And what is the role of the ‘Regional Council for the Unrecognized Villages in the Negev’, which represents close to 100,000 citizens?

In a new project of our Multaka-Mifgash Cultural Center, we present the answers to all these questions in a series of videos exploring key concepts and issues related to the unrecognized villages in the Naqab. All videos are available to watch on our YouTube channel at the link.


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: 

 

 

Demolitions

25-11-20 - Tal al-Malaḥ, unrecognized village north-west of Nevatim. Two buildings were demolished by the authorities.

19-11-20 - al-ʿArāgīb, a Bedouin village west of Route 40. The entire village was demolished for the 180 time.

All Demolitions