Local Government in the Arab Sector in Israel

KAS Israel & the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation at the Moshe Dayan Center are hosting the conference: Local Government in the Arab Sector in Israelin the Aftermath of the 2013 Municipal Elections. English translation available.


16:00 – 16:15 Greetings

  • Prof. Uzi Rabi, Director of the Moshe Dayan Center

  • Mr. Michael Mertes, Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Israel

16:15 – 17:30 First Session: The Municipal Elections in the Arab sector–Summary and Analysis

Moderator:Mr. Arik Rudnitzky, Tel Aviv University


  • Dr. Nohad Ali, Western Galilee College and University of Haifa, The Islamic Movement in the Municipal Arena

  • Dr. Taghreed Yahia-Yunis, Tel Aviv, University Active Mobilization, Arab Women in the Municipal Elections, 2013

17:30 – 18:00 Coffee Break

18:00 – 20:00 Second Session: Arab Local Government and Post-Election Challenges

Moderator: Ms. Anna Hazan, Sapir College, former Director of the Department of Local Development, Ministry of Interior


  • Mr. Ziyad Abu Habla, Head of the Transparency Section, Tel Aviv University, Arab Local Councils: A Chronic Economic Crisis or Temporary Problem?

  • Adv. Aaref Krayem, Project Manager, Injaz – Center for Professional Arab Local Governance,Challenges and Opportunities for New Mayors of Arab Local Authorities

  • Mr. Mordechai Cohen, Director of Local Authorities, Ministry of Interior, Challenges and Opportunities for the Arab Local Government in Israel

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Hoffein Auditorium Room 105, Buchman Building, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University


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