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Detained Asylum Seekers Learn To Use Photography As a Protest Tool

Detained Asylum Seekers Learn To Use Photography As a Protest Tool

Thick swarms of flies, spoiled or under-cooked food, overcrowded dorms, poor medical care, and clouded mirrors. Until now, the public hasn’t seen these conditions at the Holot detention center, because reporters can’t either. Journalists are forbidden from entering the facility. Shatil is changing the conversation by empowering detainees to get the word out through photos [&hellip

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Meet Jessica Montell: A Remarkable Woman Gathering Change-Makers to End the Occupation

Meet Jessica Montell: A Remarkable Woman Gathering Change-Makers to End the Occupation

“The Israel that you see when you come on Year Course when you’re 17 is beautiful and powerful and attractive and I fell in love with it,” says Jessica Montell with just a touch of cynicism born of years of working in Israel’s human rights community. Montell’s lifelong love of Israel started during her childhood [&hellip

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Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power

Idit Sargusti, a mental health coordinator for NIF grantee Bizchut – the Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities, and Nirit Moskovitz, director of The Social Guard, another grantee that promotes civic engagement, are two social change forces to be reckoned with in Israel. Recently, the two activists came together as part of Shatil’s [&hellip

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NIF-Shatil Backed Jerusalem Rally Condemns Violence

NIF-Shatil Backed Jerusalem Rally Condemns Violence

On Saturday night, October 10th, hundreds of Israelis attended a rally in the center of Jerusalem entitled “There is no comfort in revenge,” to protest the escalating violence in the country. The demonstration in Hamashbir Square was arranged by three grassroots activist groups -Free Jerusalem, Jerusalem Won’t Remain Quiet About Racism, and The Young Guard, [&hellip

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Knesset takes steps toward greater transparency

Knesset takes steps toward greater transparency

Under MK Stav Shaffir’s advocacy and leadership, the Knesset decided to form a special committee to improve transparency and public access to government information. The move was strongly advocated by opposition head MK Yitzhak Herzog and had support across the political spectrum. The Shatil-established and led Open Democracy Forum also participated in this effort, which [&hellip

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New app and pocket guide helps protestors maintain their rights

New app and pocket guide helps protestors maintain their rights

Following the seemingly unprovoked beating of an Ethiopian Israeli soldier by an Israeli police officer, hundreds have taken to the streets to protest racism and police brutality. The demonstrations led to clashes between police and protestors, injuries, and arrests—all of which brought the issue of protestors’ rights in Israel to the forefront.  “Those who are [&hellip

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It’s Our Future Too!

It’s Our Future Too!

A new campaign is working to ensure that Palestinian Israelis – about 20% of Israel’s population – are not ignored in the current election campaigns. Simultaneously, our network of activists are working to bring attention to critical social justice issues, including the tens of thousands of Israelis (both Jewish and Arab) waiting for public housing, [&hellip

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A Time for Hope

A Time for Hope

Four years ago, a lone woman in a tent sparked a movement for social justice in Israel. Today, the issues of affordable housing, poverty, and employment are equally relevant. There are 1,755,000 Israelis living in poverty; a galling statistic by itself, but even more devastating considering that one third of Israeli children are living below [&hellip

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Thwarting the Nation-State Bill

Thwarting the Nation-State Bill

SHATIL is working intensively behind-the-scenes to ensure that the broad spectrum of opposition to the proposed Nation-State Bill becomes even stronger in opposing this divisive, anti-democratic legislation. Read more about the bill here » In essence, the bill could elevate Israel’s Jewish nature above its democratic character, open the door to sanctioned discrimination against non-Jewish [&hellip

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