Communist Party of Israel

The only Jewish-Arab cultural center in the Negev has been evicted from its premises by the Be’er Sheva Municipality. Operating out of public defense shelter for 15 years, Multaqa-Mifgash (Arabic and Hebrew for “Meeting) the Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality (NCF), has worked to promote grassroots solutions to the conflicts in Israel’s South. A lecture at the Multaqa-Mifgash center in Be’er Sheva (Photo: NCF) Since its founding in 2006, Multaqa-Mifgash has held cultural events, workshops, film screenings, lectures, language courses and meetings of social activists aimed at creating a space for dialogue between the various communities living side by side in the Negev and providing a platform for co-resistance and action for equality. “We must not comply with censorship, silencing and political persecution by the Be’er Sheva municipality and the extreme right who is doing everything to prevent joint Jewish-Arab cooperation,” the NCF has said in a statement. The…

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Funding Campaign for the Negev’s Only Jewish-Arab Cultural Center