Givat Haviva is a leading institute in Israel for studying Arabic, and recipient of UNESCO prize for peace education. Givat Haviva was established by the Kibutzim of the HaShomer HaTzair movement, and until today reflects the group’s ideas of working toward peace and equality between the Jewish and Arab communities in Israel. Givat Haviva is a multi-departmental center for cultural education, home to The Center of Arab-Jewish Peace, which also hosts The Arabic Language Institute.
Givat Haviva is located in Israel's Wadi Ara region, home to the country's highest concentration of Arabic speakers. The area is diverse; 100,000 native speakers live in a variety of villages and small cities, each with its own flavor and particular dialectical features.