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Teaching Faculty

Mohammad Darawshe is a Shalom Hartman Institute faculty member and Director of Planning, Equality and Shared Society at Givat Haviva Educational Center.

He previously served as Co-Director of The Abraham Fund Initiatives and as Elections Campaign Manager for the Democratic Arab Party and later The United Arab List.

Mohammad Darawshe is considered a leading expert on Jewish-Arab relations and has presented lectures and papers at the European parliament, NATO Defense College, World Economic Forum, and Club de Madrid, US Congress, Herzliya Conference and Israel’s Presidential Conference.

He was the recipient of the Peacemakers Award from the Catholic Theological Union, and the Peace and Security Award of the World Association of NGO’s, and was Leadership Fellow at the New Israel Fund.

In 2008, Mohammad Darawshe was elected as a city council member in his hometown Iksal. In 2009 he served as a member of The National Committee which drafted Israel’s Coexistence Education policy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Hartford University. He lives in Iksal with his wife and four children.

Mohammad Darawshe


Mar 17, 2021

Yossi Klein Halevi and Mohammad Darawshe have been shaped by their conversations about the country they call home. The spoke to Hadassah's The Branch podcast about their friendship.

Jun 30, 2020

At the height of the corona epidemic, Israel’s Arabs and Jews discovered a commonality they have never shared before.

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The End of Policy Substance in Israel Politics