Stand up for the only shared Arab-Jewِish space in the Negev-Naqab! I 12.4.21
Stand up for the only shared Arab-Jewِish space in the Negev-Naqab!
Photo by NCF staff members
After 15 years of promoting joint Arab-Jewish collaboration and running existing various activities together, we are forced by the Be’er Sheva Municipality to leave the space we had called home.
We named this center the “Multaqa”, which means encounter or meeting point in Arabic, and there throughout the years we have built an encounter to generate knowledge, ask questions and intercultural dialogue between Jewish and Arab communities sharing the Naqab-Negev. Uniquely in the South, the Multaqa was the only place where lectures, film screenings and critical debates took place, all enabling the local population to share and broaden their perspectives on our shared and diverse society. Together we worked towards being a society that engages in finding common solutions to different obstacles endured mainly by the Arab Bedouin community.
Sadly, we are at a point where we must say goodbye to the physical platform of such diverse and rich interactions. We would like to thank all those who organized and participated in this community during this last decade and a half.
TODAY WE NEED YOU ONCE MORE!
Knowing that our community is mightier than the four walls, and despite the challenges, today we are positive that we will continue growing together down the road. For this reason,
today we are launching a crowdfunding campaign to reopen the Multaka
Help us make a change and win the struggle against censorship and the limitation of civil space!