Amjad Shbita is a political and social activist, appointed Co-Executive Director of Sikkuy in March 2019, having worked in the organization for seven years: he originally joined Sikkuy in 2010 as co-director of the Equality Policy Department for egalitarian policy, filling this position for two years. Then, in 2014, he joined Sikkuy once again, as head of Sikkuy’s public activities within the Arab society and as co-manager of the Representation Index Project, reviewing the representation of Arab society in Israel’s Hebrew media.
In the past, Amjad had filled the role of secretary-general of Jewish-Arab youth movement Banki for six years, managed the parliamentary bureau of MK Dov Khenin (Hadash – Joint List), and worked as a reporter for Al-Ittihad, the only daily Arabic newspaper in Israel, and a member of its editorial board, as well as filling the position of content editor for the “Kol-Zchut” (=all rights) website in Arabic.
Amjad is involved in struggles and initiatives striving for the advancement of peace, equality and the defense of democracy. He regularly publishes op-eds in both Hebrew and Arabic on the struggles of the Arab society and of the Arab-Jewish partnership in Israel.
Amjad holds an M.A. in Political Science from the Hebrew University (2012) and an M.A. in Communication and Management from the College of Management (2001). He resides in Tira with his wife and daughter.