Keynote Conversation

The 21%: The Lives of Arab Citizens of Israel

Our annual program exploring the daily lives and challenges of Arab citizens of Israel. The program features a screening of Israeli documentary Shadya, followed by a conversation with producer and founder of Budo for Peace Danny Hakim; film subject Shadya Zoabi, karate champion; and fellow Budo for Peace alum Nour Anaeem.

Co-presented by Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community, Anti-Defamation League Washington Region, Embassy of Israel, American Jewish Committee Washington Region, New Israel Fund, Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland, Alliance for Middle East Peace, and Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington.

Sponsored by the Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues and the Edlavitch DCJCC

Lead support provided by The Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation.



Dir. Roy Westler | 50 min
Documentary | Israel | 2005
Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles
Like many teenage girls, Shadya Zoabi enjoys listening to music and hanging out with her friends. But unlike most 17-year-old girls, Shadya is a world champion in karate, a Muslim Arab living in Israel, and a feminist in a male-dominated culture.


Wednesday, May 176:00 PM Edlavitch DCJCC