The UK Task Force seeks to deepen UK Jewish understanding of issues relating to Israel’s Arab citizens, many of whom face discrimination and hardship.
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Pears Foundation's partnership has been vital in ensuring that AJEEC-NISPED is able to offer innovative programmes and promote Arab-Jewish cooperation locally and throughout Israel. Through our long-standing partnership, the Foundation has developed a keen and nuanced understanding of our needs as an organisation. We know that we can count on Pears for support that is appropriate and relevant, in line with our priorities and that will benefit tens of thousands of people - Arabs and Jews, students and professionals, families and community leaders.Ariel Dloomy, Co-Executive Director, AJEEC-NISPED
We want to help build a shared society in Israel; one that offers equality and empowerment for all its citizens. AJEEC-NISPED’s philosophy of fostering active citizenship and positive identity perfectly mirrors the Foundation’s own values and we are proud to support its work.Trevor Pears CMG
AJEEC-NISPED (The Arab-Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment and Cooperation – Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development) is dedicated to strengthening active citizenship in Israel through education and economic empowerment.
Its focus in Israel is on the needs and concerns of the Negev Arab Bedouin, a community of 160,000 which constitutes the most disadvantaged sector of Israeli society in all areas of life: economic, social and educational.
The organisation works to revitalise the traditional Bedouin community values of self reliance and mutual aid, believing they provide a powerful impetus for transforming communities.
AJEEC-NISPED operates a wide range of programmes in the areas of community empowerment and development, economic empowerment and Jewish-Arab partnerships. Its projects are both innovative and practical and include:
Pears Foundation has been a funder of AJEEC-NISPED for over seven years, contributing over £450,000 to the organisation’s core costs and enabling it to work towards the creation of an equal, inclusive and flourishing society in Israel.