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Shatil at work – by Tamar Friedman

Shatil at work – by Tamar Friedman

Shatil at work By Tamar Friedman A woman stood up, interrupting the government official who was speaking, and turned to address the members of Knesset present at the committee meeting. She had cancer, she explained in Hebrew. She was a single mother who was struggling and wasn’t eligible for public housing because she only has [&hellip

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My two encounters with Israel’s Bedouin Community

My two encounters with Israel’s Bedouin Community

My two encounters with Israel’s Bedouin Community By Demi Levitch It is June 1, 2015 and the seventh day of Taglit-Birthright. Today, Bus 879 is headed to the heart of the Negev, where will spend the next two days in what is advertised on the Taglit website as an immersive experience in the Bedouins. Greeted [&hellip

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Introducing Shatil’s 2015 Interns: Hannah and Demi

Introducing Shatil’s 2015 Interns: Hannah and Demi

Hannah Vester Raised in Boston, Massachusetts, I am a rising junior at Princeton University, where I am studying Politics and Near Eastern Studies. I have always been interested in different cultures and in promoting intercultural exchange and understanding. Shatil’s work, in empowering Israel’s citizenry, fighting racism and promoting a Shared Society, speaks strongly to these [&hellip

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Out of the Goodness of their Hearts

Out of the Goodness of their Hearts

When I was doing an interview last month with Hadas Ofek, a physical therapist and member of Shatil’s Northern Health Equity Network, I ended our interview by asking if she had anything else to say about Shatil or our work. She responded without a beat; “I think the Shatil people are brilliant. Each one of [&hellip

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From Seeds to Tweets

From Seeds to Tweets

The interface for change is getting a little more digital each year. It is increasingly crucial for an organization that relies on the activism of its followers to have a social media presence. Users need a convenient and readily made location to get information, share stories, create meetings , and, generally, keep up to date [&hellip

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The Listeners

The Listeners

“You have every right to be here.” I looked into the eyes of the white haired Arab man in a white truck. He seemed tired, tired of the same everything that I too was carrying in the knit pack on my back. It took me a moment to translate his Hebrew statement into one I [&hellip

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