Fred Schlomka 2003 fellow
Establish integrated Arab-Jewish communities that are open to all residents of Israel, challenging housing policies that institutionalize legal segregation.
Fred Schlomka has had a career in the business world and non-profit organizations on both sides of the Atlantic. Fred was born in Scotland to Palestinian parents. He began returning to Israel in the late 1970s, and spent about five years there during the 1980s and 90s. His passion for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine led him to return there permanently with his family in 2000. From 2001-2003 he was Operations Manager at The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, and in 2003 he established Mosaic Communities, where he served as Executive Director until 2005. Fred is currently a board member of the Traditional Karate Federation of Israel, owns an online alternative travel company, and is a partner in North Bridge Investments, a unique Israeli/Palestinian company that is developing cross border projects. He also consults with businesses and NGOs that are seeking to develop operations in the country.