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.
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.
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