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Quelling Racist Blazes

Quelling Racist Blazes

Last week, devastating fires raged across Israel. While some ultranationalist politicians attempted to exploit the moment to sound messages of racism and of discord, Shatil saw a unique opportunity to bring Jews and Arabs together for dialogue and joint-action. Activists in Shatil’s Haifa as a Shared City initiative came together in areas of Israel damaged [&hellip

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“It All Starts with Education,” Declares New Anti-Racism Campaign

“It All Starts with Education,” Declares New Anti-Racism Campaign

On March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Shatil convened the Coalition Against Racism and the Education for Shared Living Forum to launch a campaign entitled, ‘It all starts with Education.’ The campaign features the following viral video that confronts prejudice by both documenting the stereotypes that people have about minority [&hellip

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Lowering the Walls: Shatil trains Jerusalem leaders to combat racism

Lowering the Walls: Shatil trains Jerusalem leaders to combat racism

The Jerusalem deputy general inspector is bringing together Arab cab drivers and municipal parking inspectors to find ways to reduce ongoing tensions between them. The director of a museum in the city decided to focus an exhibit on the responsibility of the individual in society. The human resources department of the Jerusalem municipality is beginning [&hellip

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Fighting Racism Through Judaism

Fighting Racism Through Judaism

The fight against racism in Israel is often couched in the language of the modern American civil-rights movement, but support can come from more traditional Jewish sources as well. Writing in 1920, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, one of the most important thinkers in Religious Zionism, argued that “the love of Israel requires the love of [&hellip

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Haifa Against Racism

Haifa Against Racism

In a glimmer of hope during a time of deepening divisions, nearly 200 Arabs and Jews gathered for an emergency conference on shared living in Haifa. The organizers of Haifa against Violence and Racismexpected only 50 participants. Hundreds more expressed interest in attending, reflecting the widespread concern about the Gaza war’s effect on Arab-Jewish relations. The [&hellip

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Racism: Not in our School

Racism: Not in our School

“As a teacher, I teach my students the subjects they need to learn. As a human being, I educate them toward acceptance, compassion and tolerance – not just for the other but for themselves and for the diverse society in which they live.” – text appearing on a SHATIL racism campaign internet poster. To mark [&hellip

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Israeli activists gather in strength to fight racism

Israeli activists gather in strength to fight racism

More than 200 activists came together on October 29th for the sold-out Strategies for Fighting Racism Conference. The Arab-Hebrew Theater in Old Jaffa was filled to capacity; registration to the event was closed the day before due to the overwhelming response. The event brought together activists to discuss, share, and learn about the ongoing struggle [&hellip

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