Dear Friends, Partners, and Supporters
The last few months here in Israel have been complicated, to say the least. The intense electoral campaign has often brought out the worst in people, as parties have created divisions and stoked racism. Regardless, we at AJEEC have insisted, as always, on maintaining an island of reason, solidarity, and dedication to the work that brings us together. We have remained focused on our mission to promote equality, empowerment, and cooperation in Arab-Jewish partnership, youth leadership, health, economic development, and early childhood education. Our work brings together diverse stakeholders for the benefit of all sectors of society.
Arab-Jewish partnership is just part of our daily routine here at AJEEC-NISPED. And we are passionate about bringing our message of cooperation and understanding to communities around the country. Over the past year, several of our programs have expanded to new locations in northern and central Israel. In the Negev, the Beer Sheva municipality selected AJEEC-NISPED to operate an “Excellence Center for Shared Society” that will implement Arab-Jewish partnership programs for the entire population of the Negev.
To underline this commitment to shared society, we wanted to highlight some of AJEEC-NISPED’s Arab-Jewish “pairs” of experienced staff members that form the heart of the organization. Some of them are out in front, working in the field with programs and partners, while others keep the wheels turning behind the scenes. In all cases, their strong friendships and working relationships are living proof that cooperation is not only possible but indeed enriches lives and contributes to the common good.
We sincerely hope, despite the challenges that confront us, that the warm spring winds will bring to us peace and mutual acceptance, to build a society based on opportunity and mutual respect for all.
On this occasion, as we approach the joyous festivals of Pesach and Ramadan, we would like to wish you Pesach Sameach and Ramadan Karim!
Mully Dor Kher Albaz Ariel Dloom
Chair of the Board Co-Executive Directors