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.
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