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Meet Eli Philip – from Haredi to Social Justice Fellow to progressive campaigner

Meet Eli Philip – from Haredi to Social Justice Fellow to progressive campaigner

Meet Eli Philip – from Haredi to Social Justice Fellow to progressive campaigner As a student at Brandeis University, Eli Philip went to morning minyan, ate in the kosher kitchen — and organized for J Street U. Until the age of 10, Philip grew up Haredi in Petach Tikva. His parents had 22 siblings between [&hellip

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Posted in: Fellowships, News, Racism, Religious Pluralism, Shared Society, Social Justice

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Lowering the Walls in Jerusalem

Lowering the Walls in Jerusalem

Nazeeh Ansari, director of youth and children’s services at the Jerusalem YMCA, has a dream. He’s had this dream for years: an overnight camp for Arab and Jewish youth from Jerusalem. Although it sounds simple, an overnight camp like this, let alone a summer camp, is extremely challenging to pull off in the divided city. [&hellip

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From Belfast to Jerusalem

From Belfast to Jerusalem

Partnering Across Sides Both Tomer Oshry and Hitham Slama were born after the Six Day War. Both grew up – one in a West Bank Settlement, the other in an Israeli-Arab town – before the first Intifada and still fondly remember enjoying good relations with their Jewish and Arab neighbors. Slama and Oshry want to [&hellip

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Meet Inbal Halperin: “Diversity is an asset, not a liability.”

Meet Inbal Halperin: “Diversity is an asset, not a liability.”

Inbal Halperin, a Jewish participant in Shatil’s training program called Lowering the Walls: Leaders Combatting Racism in Jerusalem, remembers growing up in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and buying candy in nearby East Jerusalem in the Palestinian neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber. “They were our neighbors and we weren’t afraid of them,” recalls Inbal. “But returning from [&hellip

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Umm El Hiran demands equality, justice and dignity

Umm El Hiran demands equality, justice and dignity

On Monday morning, January 23rd, hundreds of Bedouins and Jewish supporters convoyed from the Negev settlement Umm El Hiran to the Knesset in protest over recent government’s actions and following two senseless deaths that took place last week amidst the chaos of bulldozers demolishing houses in Umm El Hiran: the victims — Bedouin, Yacoub al-Qiyan, [&hellip

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Karmiel Shared Society Activists Fight City Hall

Karmiel Shared Society Activists Fight City Hall

Once again, the Shatil Shared Society group in Karmiel pushed boundaries and made headlines when city officials said that a film about Jewish-Arab coexistence in Israel could not be screened in a public community center. The city revoked the group’s permission to screen the award-winning film “Junction 48” in a city facility following complaints from [&hellip

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Lowering Ethnic Barriers in Jerusalem

Lowering Ethnic Barriers in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem deputy general inspector is bringing together Arab cab drivers and municipal parking inspectors to reduce tensions between them. The municipality’s human resources department is training its managers to better integrate Ethiopian-Israelis into the municipal workforce. And the director of a local museum is curating an exhibit on the individual’s responsibility for injustice in [&hellip

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Shatil Conference Highlights: Bedouin Village One Step Closer to Recognition

Shatil Conference Highlights: Bedouin Village One Step Closer to Recognition

An important conference earlier this month on the struggle for the recognition of Bedouin villages brought together Israelis leaders from politics, media, and the NGO sector. For the residents and leaders of Wadi el Na’am, one of the largest unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev region, this was the perfect opportunity to announce some exciting [&hellip

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