MJB has been a pioneer in bringing the issues of Arab-Israelis into the mainstream of applied social research in Israel. We play a central role in evaluating innovative initiatives of the government, JDC-Israel, and other organizations to address the many challenges of the Arab-Israeli community. Equally important is our role in ensuring that the needs and sensitivities of Arab-Israelis are addressed in major national policy initiatives. In this regard, MJB is uniquely positioned because of our role in evaluating many of these initiatives.
MJB makes a special effort to include Arab-Israelis as a special population within national studies. We also work to ensure that the instruments used are culturally appropriate and that the interviews are carried out in the appropriate language. Moreover, attention is given to subgroups within the Arab-Israeli population, such as the Druze and the Bedouin. Doing so provides critical comparative data on the well-being of Arab-Israelis, which is central to program and policy development.