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Pushing 8,000 Families Above the Poverty Line

Pushing 8,000 Families Above the Poverty Line

At a conference in Herzeliya last Monday, Meir Cohen, Israel’s Minister of Welfare, announced a new goal: “Pushing 8,000 families above the poverty line.” A newly formed committee will convene in the coming month to create a comprehensive plan establishing measurable objectives for reduction of poverty in Israel. Minister Cohen says the plan, “the National [&hellip

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Social Budget Forum presses for a socially just 2013 state budget

Social Budget Forum presses for a socially just 2013 state budget

A survey commissioned by the Social Budget Forum released January 15th reveals that the vast majority (87%) of Israelis oppose cuts in the state’s health, welfare and education budgets. The survey is part of an intensive SHATIL initiative to place socioeconomic issues high on the national agenda, especially during the current election campaign. To accomplish this [&hellip

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A Budget for the People

A Budget for the People

SHATIL is proud to announce the Beta launch of The Open Budget, a new web-based initiative that will allow anyone and everyone to see and search through different components of Israel’s national budget. It is aimed at activists, organizations, students and researchers who now have easy access to the budget for purposes of monitoring, developing [&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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Natural Gas Profits can Bring an End to Poverty

Natural Gas Profits can Bring an End to Poverty

September 14th, 2010 On Monday, dozens of experts and activists addressed a packed auditorium at Tel Aviv University for a day-long NIF-sponsored and SHATIL-coordinated conference. Focusing on the unprecedented profits that will be realized from the discovery of an enormous natural gas field off the coast of Israel, the Conference was organized in collaboration with [&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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NGOs Get Government Aid

NGOs Get Government Aid

June 16th 2009 The advocacy efforts of dozens of organizations, led by SHATIL/NIF, Yedid, and others, resulted in a government decision to increase by more than threefold (from NIS 30 to NIS 100 million for 2009 and an additional NIS100 million for 2010) an emergency fund for civil society organizations suffering from the financial crisis [&hellip

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