Arab Video on Israel's Diversity Challenges Misconceptions of Jewish State MisConception
AJC released an Arabic-language video about the Jewish State's flourishing diversity and the coexistence of religious and ethnic groups in the state of Israel, a feature of the Arabic video series of American Jewish Committee, which now appears in "An al-Yahud'an Al-Jahahlu. The new animated short film "Israel only for Jews" presents the reality of life in the state of Israel, home to a large range of religious and ethnic groups. As far as the majority of Israel's citizens, Jews are Arab, and all citizens are given the same rights and freedoms as laws. The Israeli government pays imams for the construction of mosques in Israel, and Jerusalem is home to churches almost every Christian denomination in the world. The film highlights the full participation of Arab citizens in the Israeli government, business and academia and notes that while Israelis seldom agree on government policies, the right to protest and the legal process is assured for all. The film is also being released in English. "As the Arab world displays a greater openness to Israel, it is important that perceptions of the Jewish state reflect its remarkable pluralism and diversity," said David Harris, CEO of "Israel is now the homeland of the Jewish people and a prosperous democracy, whose residents live in over 1.8 million Arab citizens, all of whom enjoy equal rights and freedoms.
While "Israel is only for Jews" doesn't center on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it acknowledges the need for a meaningful and lasting resolution, while challenging the notion common in the Arab world that Israel is all Jewish The film acknowledges the inequalities and outstanding social challenges within Israel, as well as the democratic tools that the citizens of Israel have to deal with them.
"The peace barriers between Israel and the Palestinians are political, not religious or ethnic," added Harris. "Muslims, Christians, Jews, Druze, Bahai, and people of other faiths live, work, worship freely in the Jewish state, Arab Israelis are prominent leaders in government, business, national defense, etc We hope this new film will help promote Arab-Israeli peace by upending stereotypes about Israel and fostering greater understanding of Jewish state in the Arab world.
The film is the sixth in AJC's Arabic-language video series. "An al-Yahud 'Aan al Ayahadu'," said Yhushu. Hundreds of thousands of Arabic-speaking countries around the world view the word "About the Jews" as a phenomenon. The most popular places in the videos' viewership are Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Tunisia, the West Bank and Gaza, Jordan, and United Arab Emirates. The previous five videos focused on the origins and beliefs of the Jewish people, the history of Muslim-Jewish relations, Holocaust, Jewish ties to Jerusalem, and the antisemitic forgery. The Protocols of the Elders from Zion, the Protocol of ancient Zioneians, and the earliest protocol of their elders. .
"An al-Yahud 'Aan al al Yohorda' AJC's unique, extensive, and long-standing relationship with the Arab and Muslim world builds on its longstanding, long and strong reputation. As the world's leader in the Jewish world, AJC representatives regularly met Arab and Muslim leaders across the Middle East and North Africa during the past three decades to discuss topics of mutual concern, among them the fight against extremism, Muslim AJC established the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC) with Muslim and Jewish community leaders, offering a platform for advocacy on the issue of hate crimes, religious discrimination and other domestic issues of common concern.
AJC launched Arabic-language social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, which have already drawn more than 600,000 followers. AJC Farsi, a new social media initiative to reach Iranians and other countries.
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