Since 2018, Arab citizens have cited rising rates of violent crime as their biggest community concern. Police-minority relations, economic gaps, and the high percentage of Arab youth neither in higher education nor the workforce are some of the underlying causes of this complex and sensitive issue. This past year, COVID-19 led to further increases due to school closures and economic strain strengthening black-market and organized crime.
Why did crime in Arab society escalate in recent years? What are the challenges related to police enforcement and deterrence? How does this issue affect daily life in Arab communities?
Join us on Wednesday, February 17 at 12pm ET for an in-depth discussion with Makbulla Nassar, Mandel Fellow, activist, and radio broadcaster, and Aya Mana’a, director of the community center in Majd al-Krum, for a discussion of these issues in Israel’s Arab society and the Karmiel-Misgav region.
Thank you to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, for sharing this program with the Cincinnati Jewish community.