Program at a Glance

Heritage Study Programs presents:

Israel's ultimate challenge:
Israeli Arabs

A Fact Finding Expedition to Israel


Daniel Pipes,
Director of the Middle East Forum


Khaled Abu Toameh,
Israeli-Arab-Muslim-Palestinian award winning journalist with the
Jerusalem Post

Wednesday, March 7–Thursday, March 15, 2012

After Iran and the West Bank-Gaza problems have been resolved, how does the Jewish state deal with its own population of Muslims, known as Israeli Arabs? Twenty percent of its citizens are largely opposed to its existence and in some cases actively disloyal to it. What must Israelis do to preserve the Zionist achievement in the long term, how does Israel deal with this growing, alienated population? Are Israeli Arabs now Palestinians? Where do Israeli Arabs fit in the constellation of Middle East alliances?


Elie Rekhess, Tel Aviv University
Onn Winckler, Haifa University
Sammy Smooha, Haifa University
Khaled Abu Toameh, The Jerusalem Post
Ishmael Khaldi, Advisor to Foreign Minister

mapInvited guests:

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister
Moshe Yaalon, Deputy Prime Minister
Natan Sharansky, Member of Knesset
Danny Ayalon, Deputy Foreign Minister
Benny Begin, Minister Without Portfolio
Dan Meridor. Deputy Prime Minister
Uzi Rubin, Fmr. Head of Israel's Strategic Missile Defense Agency
Yaakov Katz, The Jerusalem Post's Senior Military Correspondent
Uzi Landau, Minister of National Infrastructure/Former Minister of Internal Security Danny Danon, Member of Knesset



Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Depart for Israel

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Friday, March 9, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012
Northern Israel has some of the country's most spectacular geography – and where most Israeli Arabs live.


Monday, March 12, 2012
GOLAN HEIGHTS/Jordan Valley/Jericho


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Eilat and Petra extension tour
4 days 3 nights


Thursday, March 15, 2012 Friday, March 16, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012 Sunday, March 18, 2012 See Detailed Itinerary for more details