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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

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: 




17-04-19 - al-ʿArāgīb, a Bedouin village west of Route 40. The entire village was demolished for the 141 time.

11-04-19 - ʿAwajān, an unrecognized Bedouin village north of Route 40. One house was demolished by the owners

All Demolitions