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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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Think global, act local

Think global, act local

There is a genuine desire in significant segments of Israeli society to see lasting political change.  Local politics provides avenues to promote civic engagement and increase residents’ motivation to participate in the policy and decision-making processes that have a direct impact on their daily lives. In light of this, one of SHATIL’s focuses for the [&hellip

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A Push for Tolerance

A Push for Tolerance

While all of Israel continues to be preoccupied with the war and hoping the new cease fire will hold, our work for social change continues unabated. Despite the tensions and violence, over the past few weeks we’ve celebrated victories for equal pay, public housing and disability rights. In addition, SHATIL is continuing its work to alleviate flaring tensions between [&hellip

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Zoom in on Shatil South

Zoom in on Shatil South

About a quarter of SHATIL’s staff lives in southern Israel and is under constant threat of rocket attacks. That our staff continues to work despite constant anxiety and, for some of them, also during a fast, speaks volumes about their dedication to the issues. Here are a few voices from our southern branch, some of [&hellip

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Insisting Upon Hope

Insisting Upon Hope

“We cannot afford the luxury and indulgence of despair. The situation is too desperate to be left to the despairing . . . We . . . insist upon hope.” –David Grossman Everyone following the news in Israel knows what a difficult, challenging time this is on all levels: physically, emotionally, logistically, nationally, and morally. [&hellip

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Till Today the Political World Scared Me: Shatil Trains New Municipal Council Members

Till Today the Political World Scared Me: Shatil Trains New Municipal Council Members

New Gedera City Council Member Yuvi Tashome, elected after eight years of community activism, says that as a result of the Shatil training she attended this spring, she’s planning a collaboration with people with whom she doesn’t agree. “It was practical, for me,” says Tashome, “not just talking.” Ruth Lapidot, a new city council member [&hellip

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Price Tag Attacks Increase: Where is the Government?

Price Tag Attacks Increase: Where is the Government?

“Price tag” attacks — violence by radical settlers imposing a “cost” on divergence from their political agenda – have reached epidemic levels inside Israel, with nearly daily incidents over the last few months. In particular, attacks on Arab property and mosques inside Israel are on the upswing. In response, the NIF-convened Tag Meir coalition organized a demonstration [&hellip

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Influencing the Knesset for Social Change

Influencing the Knesset for Social Change

June 2013 In a breakthrough for government transparency and accountability, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni mandated that the Ministers’ Legislative Committee, the most significant legislative committee in the government, open its protocols to the public. Livni’s decision came in response to a campaign coordinated by SHATIL and its partners — the Social Guard, Open Knesset, the [&hellip

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