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Building Local Leadership Ahead of the 2013 Local Elections

Building Local Leadership Ahead of the 2013 Local Elections

In partnership with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, and in collaboration with the Heschel Center, Shacharit, the Social Economic Academy and the Social Guard (Mishmar Hevrati), Shatil implemented training programs geared at building the capacities of activists to get involved in the October 2013 local elections. Four training programs – taking place in Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem [&hellip

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Shatil @ 30: Celebrating Freedom

Shatil @ 30: Celebrating Freedom

True freedom is multi-faceted and ever-evolving. While the Passover holiday celebrates freedom from slavery, throughout history we’ve acquired many other freedoms: the freedom to vote; the freedom to organize; the freedom to choose; the freedom to change; the freedom to know; and the freedom to give our hearts, our energies and our time to making [&hellip

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Thwarting anti-democratic Knesset moves: A first person view of the work of Shatil’s Center for Policy Change

Thwarting anti-democratic Knesset moves: A first person view of the work of Shatil’s Center for Policy Change

Idit Menashe, a lobbyist at the Center for Policy Change, came to Shatil eight months ago after a five years as a Knesset assistant to Meretz MKs Ran Cohen and Nitzan Horovitz. “I wanted to take the knowledge and experience I had gained in the Knesset and give it back to civil society,” says Idit, [&hellip

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NIF and Shatil work to safeguard Israel’s democratic future

NIF and Shatil work to safeguard Israel’s democratic future

Readers of NIF News know that Israeli democracy is under attack. In recent months we have witnessed disconcerting political and social developments including a spate of legislative efforts aimed at curbing fundamental democratic freedoms. In recent months, Shatil has been busy advocating against nearly 20 anti-democratic legislation attempts. In close collaboration with NIF leadership and [&hellip

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Cabinet approves higher taxes for Israel’s gas tycoons

Cabinet approves higher taxes for Israel’s gas tycoons

From NIF News Feb 3 2011 The Israeli cabinet has approved the Sheshinski Committee’s recommendations to raise the royalties on Israel’s gas fields from 33 to 55-65 percent. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that most of the extra billions of dollars collected by the government will be allocated to education. NIF, SHATIL and Israel’s social [&hellip

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“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be in your revolution”

“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be in your revolution”

December 28th 2010 Emma Goldman, the author of this famous quote, should be smiling in the afterlife: On a recent weekday, 40 young students astonished passersby at Hebrew University when they suddenly began dancing in the middle of one of the busiest Mt. Scopus campus thoroughfares. One at a time, then more and finally 40 [&hellip

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Government Minister and MK’s support third sector’s work for women’s equality in the workplace

Government Minister and MK’s support third sector’s work for women’s equality in the workplace

December 28, 2010 Shatil’s targeted campaign to combat gender inequalities in the public sector took a significant step forward as a top Ministry of Finance official got on board and more than 200 people – members of Knesset, academics, social-change activists, feminists, and other concerned citizens – attended “Privatized and Unionizing: Women’s Employment in an Era of Privatization,” [&hellip

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Posted in: Democracy, Employment, Women as Agents for Change

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Flashmob for Democracy!

Flashmob for Democracy!

Democracy cannot be taken for granted, especially at a time when too many Israelis support restrictions on freedom of speech and the activities of human-rights and social-justice organizations. On Tuesday, December 14, students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem took part in a flashmob dance in celebration of democracy in Israel. Organized by Talia Ramati, an [&hellip

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Knesset Passes a Weakened Economic Arrangements Law

Knesset Passes a Weakened Economic Arrangements Law

August 4th 2009 The Shatil-coordinated Forum to Abolish the Economic Arrangements Law managed to get many harmful clauses out of the law before it was passed last month. According to experts, 42 out of 90 clauses were removed from the undemocratic law. This is especially impressive since this law is attached to the national budget [&hellip

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