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Publications in 2016-2017:

The growth of the middle classes and its impact on the managements of Arab local authorities

A study by Prof. Rassem Khamaisi that focuses , for the first time on the process of change that is occurring in the Arab communities, a process of middle class growth, (which constitute more than a third of the localities population). The study examines how this middle class influences the characterization of candidates for leadership and leaders in local authorities. Today, the Arab local government is a central arena in Arab community life, similar to other societies. However, the unique situation and status of the Arab population in Israel, as well as its characteristics and the process of its development, influence the characteristics of the middle classes that develop within and parallel to the characteristics of local leadership in the Arab local government.

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Obtaining [Spatial] Planning Justice through a Reparcelling Mechanism (Unification and Distribution) in Arab Localities

Questions of equality, just planning and just distribution are at the base of the public debate in Israel, particularly between the Arab population and both state institutions and the Jewish majority. This research, by Prof. Rassem Khamaisi, opens a window to explore just planning in various circles: between state institutions and Arab localities in Israel; between local authorities and residents; and between land-owning residents and themselves, including justice for women, who are currently excluded from the discussion and practice of planning and property in Arab localities.

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Doors open- Walls tell a story, the sights and people of Acre

This book constitutes a precis of a research study conducted by Dr. Carmella Saranga from the Department of Literature and Dr. Avi Sasson of the land of israel studies Department at the Ashkelon Academic College, within the framework of the "Acre- a mixed city" project, initiated by the Arab- Jewish center at Haifa university.

The Spatial-Functional Dimension of Jewish-Arab Relations: from Mixed Cities to Mixed Regions

A study by Prof. Rassem Khamaisi from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Haifa and Prof. Yitzhak Omer from the Department of Geography and Human Environment at Tel Aviv University. This study exposes the types of functional relations between a minority and a majority in the central metropolitan area in Israel and examines the level of tolerance of the communities and the spatial cooperation.

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Two banks to the wadi

The book of Riad Kabha, born in 1953, resident of Barta'a, a graduate of Tel Aviv University, teacher and educator, Mukhtar, head of the Sama Council (2005-2009) and director of the Jewish-Arab Center for Peace in Givat Haviva. Through this book Kabha tells the story of his life in the village of Barta'a, a village divided between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The book provides a glimpse of the people that live between two identities, a Palestinian one and an Israeli one ,that face daily conflicts with many contradictions.

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Living together in a diverse campus

This paper summarizes the research that was carried out over the past three years in the University campus. The study was initiated by the Jewish-Arab Center and focused on the question of whether or not an academic institute has the ability to adapt itself to students from diverse groups, and specifically to students from the Arab society, which constitutes a relatively large minority on campus and in Israel. The study analyzed the academic campus in the context of inequality and conflict between national / ethnic communities and examined how the two communities, Jewish and Arab, occupy the campus, a space they are forced  or even choose to share.

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Environmental demographic and economic factors that influence the real estate rates in Acre

The housing and real estate issue is at the heart of every public, social and economic discussion around the country. The stiff prices of housing are the result of the existing-limited supply that straggles to meet the growing and suitable demand pressures in popular places. This difficulty also applies in mixed cities, including Acre and her surroundings. This book by Nasser Khair and Prof. Boris A. Portnov deals with the environmental, demographic and economic factors that influence the real estate rates in Acre.

The Palestinians in Israel: Historical, Sociological and Political Research

Mursi Abu Mouk's book on the history, sociology, and politics of the Palestinian population in Israel. The book presents points in the Palestinian past that explain the situation of this population and describes the formative events that have created and established its status till this day.

The Arabs in the mixed towns in Israel comparative political analysis

Salim brake's book on the Arab politics in mixed cities in Israel.  The study addresses the question whether representatives are always committed to their constituents and are freely elected by them. This issue of representation is extensive, encompassing various aspects of citizens' lives. At the decision –making level, in public administration, identity, cultural, economic aspects and more. The research addresses concisely samples of issues and points out the need for future comprehensive study on mixed cities.

Public Space and Landscape in Arab localities in Israel: Eliminating Barriers and Undertaking Development Challenges

A study by prof. Rassem Khamaisi head of the Jewish- Arab center and a researcher in the department of geography and .environmental studies with research assistance from Arch. Abed Yassin, Rakefet Rosental, Arch. Islam Id`aes  and Tamam Khamaisi.The book deals with public spaces and appearances of Arab localities in Israel, in a time when Arab localities are undergoing urbanization. The book, in addition, maps out the barriers and challenges that the localities face in order to develop public spaces and improve their appearances.

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Conditional citizenship: on citizenship, equality and offensive legislation

A Collection of papers from different researchers that deals with Legal, social, educational and comparative aspects. The book presents the process and trends that occur in our reality. From the end of 2012 throughout 2013 the van leer Jerusalem institute with Dirasat Arab center for Law and policy and the Jewish- Arab center held discussion with a group of researchers that conducted interdisciplinary researches. The activity of the group included conferences and public event all over the country. The studies of the group member are all gathered in this book. The book itself was edit by: Sarah  Ozacky- Lazar and Yousef Jabareen.


Publications in 2015- 2016:


Violence and Crime in the Arab community in Israel

A book by Dr. Nohad Ali that deals with the phenomena of violence in the Arab community and how it's perceived in Arab and Jewish public. In addition, the book includes mapping, analyzing and discussion of solution to this problem of violence.

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Between social and real estate values: the housing market among Arab citizens in Israel

A research by Prof. Rassem Khamaisi, head of the Jewish- Arab center and a researcher in the department of geography and environmental studies with research assistance from Dr. Said Suliman, Rakefet Rosental and Tamam Khamaisi.  The residential housing issue is uppermost on the Arab community's agenda.  This research examined current changes and trends occurring in the housing market among the Arab community.

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Still Playing by the Rules

Index of Arab –Jewish relations in Israel 2013 by Sammy Smooha. The findings of the research indicate the attitudes of the Arab and Jewish public towards each other. The index is part of a wide project that includes two surveys that are conducted every year since 2003. One survey is based on 700 face to face interviews with Arab elderlies (including Druze and Bedouin) and a survey that is based on 700 telephone interviews with Jewish elderlies (including immigrants, kibbutz members, and settlers). This index it’s the only scientific tool in Israel which examines every year in the same method the attitudes of Jewish and Arab towards each other and towards the country and tests change trends over time.

Al- Karmil

The book includes articles from the Arabic literature which interpret the reality of life for Arabs and tests them through literary works. This collection of articles deals with the concept of "Dreams" and how it's presented in the Arabic literature. This 36 book volume was edit by Ibrahim Taha.   

Branding Acre as a shared space

The document presents a strategic marketing plan for the city of Acre as a shared space between Arabs and Jews, and as an extension to the existing branding plan of Acre as a hub of Mediterranean cultures. Acre's past and present as a shared space among different cultures and religions are a major opportunity for boosting the city's image. The document was edited by Prof. Eli Abraham and Dr. Eran Ketter.

Study Report: Testing government policy towards the Arab community and the work of Arab local authorities

Final report that maps the main barriers which stand before a social- economic development of Arab authorities. The research team included: Prof. Itai Send, Issachar Rosen- Zvi, Prof. Rassem Khamaisi, CPA. Ziad Abu hableh.


Publications in 2014-2015:


How do mixed Arab and Jewish women's group and associations impact Jewish- Arab coexistence in the city of Acre?

A research by Dr. Janan  Faraj Falah  from the Arab educational  College  who studied to role of associations and women's group in bringing  both sides hearts closer (Acre as an example). Acre is one of the mix cities in Israel, the Jewish community lives alongside the Arab community, there is a separation between the communities in most neighborhoods but there is one neighborhood that is mixed.


Publication for the Werner Otto scholarships- a publication that includes the articles and abstracts of the Werner- Otto alumni. The Jewish Arab center  publishes this collection in the attempt to encourage Arab women in the academia to publish academic papers. In this collection you can find articles like " strategy for  self repair in  Hebrew talk", and "The return to life" the influence of being in shelter on battered arab women's adjustment.


Shared Communities- Municipal economic cooperation Baqa- Menashe – the collection is a report that summarizes how collaboration between the two communities can benefit the both of them and promote a better economic, social, and upgrade their standard of living. As a preparation for constructed and sustainable partnership an applied research was held in order to map up the obstacles that may face this partnership and the opportunities that will be available for it.  the booklet shares the conclusion of the research and its recommendation.

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Living together in a culturally diverse campus-  Ahmed Badran's evaluation study report for the concept of living together in a culturally diverse campus. Ahmed formed workshops for development of inter- cultural awareness. The workshops were like courses only they didn’t have an   evaluation in the end of the course. The workshop was held in order to see how a combine workshop with Jewish and Arab students can be a tool to bridge them together and also can influence the perception and the concept of the "other". This study was a basis to a new study that will continue researching on subject. The new study will be conducted during the next two years and will map out the relations between Jewish and Arab members in Haifa University.


Local decision making: involving residents in municipal affairs-During the period of 2012- 2014 an action research was conducted on the subject of local decision making- involving resident in municipal affairs in akko. The study was conducted as part of a comprehensive study at the Jewish Arab center at Haifa university entitled" Akko as a shared space" that was designed to promote and strengthen the relationship between Jews and Arabs.  The research objectives were to shed a light on the research model that is the impact of participation in local decision making processes on perceptions of residents; improve the local process of local decision making ; improve the quality of life of residents, particularly the common fabric of life for Jews and Arabs. The research was held by Dr. Itai Beeri & Manzur Saad. 

Jews and Arabs in Israel: views on bilingual education, languages, and integration, 2008

For the article in University of Haifa library site, please click here.

The Index of Jewish Arab Relations 2004
The index is based on the research of Prof. Sammy Smooha. It can be found online at (English) and (Hebrew).

Seminar on:ethnic organizationand spiritual leadership among the Druze, 1997

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The Druze in Israel: a collection of lectures, May 2nd, 1982

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Al-Karmil: Studies in Arabic Language and Literature
The JAC has been, for many years, the publisher of Al-Karmil, the only refereed academic journal on the subject of Arabic Language and Literature studies. The studies appearing in the journal cover medieval to modern times.

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Other Publications
Hambright, K.D., Ragep, F.J. & Ginat, J., Eds. (2006). Water in the Middle East: Cooperation and Technological Solutions in the Jordan Valley. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
Winckler, O. (2005). Arab political demography, vol.1. Population growth and national policies. Brighton, Portland: Sussex Academic Press.
Podeh, E. & Winckler, O., Eds. (2004). Rethinking Nasserism: Revolution and Historical Memory in Modern Egypt. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
Firro, K.M. (2003). Inventing Lebanon: Nationalism and the State under the Mandate. New York: I.B. Tauris & Co.
Ginat, J., Perkins, E.W. & Corr, E.G., Eds. (2002). The Middle East Peace Process: Vision versus Reality.Brighton: Sussex Academic Press.
Texts regarding Bedouin's dialects in Israel, 1980
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The period of Wasfi al-Tall in Jordan: 1970-1971, attempts to establish a Jordanian entity, 1979
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