Think tank

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Jewish Arab Center ‒ JAC

Haifa, Israel

The Jewish-Arab Center (JAC) at the University of Haifa was founded in 1972, the same year the university began its work as an independent institution. The Center's mission is to promote good relations between Jews and Arabs within Israel and to enhance peace between Israel and the Palestinians. These goals are pursued in three major interconnected spheres. First, as one of the research centers of the university the JAC coordinates between various faculties of the university - the humanities, social sciences, education, and law - interdisciplinary academic research on Jewish-Arab themes. The second sphere concerns campus life, initiating common activity, seminars and various projects between Jewish and Arab students. The third sphere is the public sphere. The JAC maintains contact with various organizations and NGO's in the field and organizes colloquiums, conferences and working groups aimed to support significant, productive discussion between Jewish and Arab politicians and representatives of the civil society in Israel and between Israelis and Palestinians.

Contact details


Eshkol Tower, 23rd Floor, Haifa, Israel


Western Asia

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Geographics of focus
Middle east
Operating languages
English , Hebrew

Organisation details

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Founded by
Founders: University of Haifa
Founder gender: Other entities
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
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Leader(s) (2021): Professor Adital Ben Ari, Head of the JAC
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Professor Adital Ben Ari, Head of the JAC
Leader gender: Male


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Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Observatoire des Think Tanks Directory, Organisation´s website
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