French Civic Leaders, November 2016

AJC Project Interchange in cooperation with AJC Paris has organized a delegation of French civic leaders to visit Israel. The seminar will highlight the role of minorities in Israel’s civic, political, educational and intellectual life as well efforts to further co-existence. The delegation will meet with key political leaders including Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, leadership of the Palestinian Authority, diplomats, and current and former Members of the Knesset (Parliament).

Other sessions will focus on higher education for minorities; Israel’s approach to humanitarian aid; integration, equality and socio-economic gaps in the Israeli Arab sector; and interfaith relations. The itinerary also includes visits to the Old City of Jerusalem, the Palestinian planned city of Rawabi, the Jewish-Arab Community Center of Akko, the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art, and Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.