Shatil http://english.shatil.org.il Leading Social Change Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:05:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.6 Meet Inbal Halperin: “Diversity is an asset, not a liability.”http://english.shatil.org.il/meet-inbal-halperin-diversity-is-an-asset-not-a-liability/ http://english.shatil.org.il/meet-inbal-halperin-diversity-is-an-asset-not-a-liability/#respond Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:39:59 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10044 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 dignityhttp://english.shatil.org.il/umm-el-hiran-demands-equality-justice-and-dignity/ http://english.shatil.org.il/umm-el-hiran-demands-equality-justice-and-dignity/#respond Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:06:03 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10030 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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Major Victory for Healthcarehttp://english.shatil.org.il/major-victory-for-healthcare/ http://english.shatil.org.il/major-victory-for-healthcare/#respond Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:34:17 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10023 Following years of relentless activism, the Arab-Jewish Citizens Forum for the Promotion of Health in the Galilee achieved a major coup for the residents of Israel’s north: The government announced that it would allocate NIS 930 million to improve health services in the northern periphery. The amount will be allocated over four years. More than [&hellip

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Quelling Racist Blazeshttp://english.shatil.org.il/quelling-racist-blazes/ http://english.shatil.org.il/quelling-racist-blazes/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:04:03 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=9873 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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Karmiel Shared Society Activists Fight City Hallhttp://english.shatil.org.il/karmiel-shared-society-activists-fight-city-hall/ http://english.shatil.org.il/karmiel-shared-society-activists-fight-city-hall/#respond Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:33:59 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=9871 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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Meet Zoya Levitin Pushnikov: Feminist, Activist, Fellowhttp://english.shatil.org.il/meet-zoya-levitin-pushnikov-feminist-activist-fellow/ http://english.shatil.org.il/meet-zoya-levitin-pushnikov-feminist-activist-fellow/#respond Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:10:51 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=9844 Born in Siberia, 29-year-old Zoya Levitin is a member of “Generation 1.5” – children of immigrants from the former Soviet Union whose job it was to translate social security documents to their parents and who knew about taxes by second grade. “Our parents didn’t know what they were coming to. And they came with very [&hellip

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Building a Shared Society One Activist at a Timehttp://english.shatil.org.il/building-a-shared-society-one-activist-at-a-time/ http://english.shatil.org.il/building-a-shared-society-one-activist-at-a-time/#respond Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:03:00 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=9842 It began organically. As the town of Givat Ela – a Jewish community village of 2,000 in the north of Israel – grew, new neighborhoods brought the community physically closer to the neighboring Palestinian-Israeli town of Ilut. Many Ilut residents – mostly women – also find it convenient to come to Givat Ela to walk [&hellip

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Human Rights Activism: The Next Generationhttp://english.shatil.org.il/human-rights-activism-the-next-generation/ http://english.shatil.org.il/human-rights-activism-the-next-generation/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:13:48 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=9812 At first, 24-year-old Josh Schwartz seems like one big contradiction. In an era in which they seem like a vanishing breed, Josh is proud to call himself a progressive Zionist. And he is a peace advocate with a passion for military history. “I see the study of war as integral to the study of peace,” [&hellip

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Meet Inbal Rada: Nurse, Councilwoman, and Fierce Anti-Racism Activisthttp://english.shatil.org.il/meet-inbal-rada-nurse-councilwoman-and-fierce-anti-racism-activist/ http://english.shatil.org.il/meet-inbal-rada-nurse-councilwoman-and-fierce-anti-racism-activist/#respond Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:10:16 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=9793 Inbal Rada trekked the scorching Ethiopian desert with a baby on her back wondering how – or even if – they would survive to reach Israel. Once they finally arrived, safely, to Israel, Inbal thought her struggles were over. She did not imagine that, years later, her life would be dedicated towards fighting racism against [&hellip

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Meet Ronny Shapira Chisdai: Orthodox Jew, Feminist, and Social Justice Activisthttp://english.shatil.org.il/meet-ronny-shapira-chisdai-orthodox-jew-feminist-and-social-justice-activist/ http://english.shatil.org.il/meet-ronny-shapira-chisdai-orthodox-jew-feminist-and-social-justice-activist/#respond Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:26:43 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=9780 Ronny Shapira Chisdai is an advocate for women and social justice in Israel. But her path to activism is not your typical tale. Ronny grew up in a deeply religious Zionist home in Jerusalem. Adherence to strict gender norms and traditional religious ideology were part and parcel to her upbringing. But for the budding feminist [&hellip

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