Ittijah is the network for Palestinian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Israel. Established in 1995, Ittijah was founded in response to a clear and widely felt need for increased cooperating and exchange between Palestinian Arab organizations, both large and small. These organizations play a central and critical role within Palestinian society. They provide support structures and offer services which are not otherwise available due to discriminatory practices and policies of the State.
Ittijah strives to strengthen and empower the Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel by promoting the development of Palestinian civil society and advocating for political, economic and social change.
Based in Haifa, Ittijah's mission is to coordinate the activities and strategies of member organizations while fostering the development of members' institutional and organizational capabilities. Ittijah's constituency is its member organizations.