Shatil http://english.shatil.org.il Leading Social Change Sun, 12 Mar 2017 10:33:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.7 A New Precedent in Public Housinghttp://english.shatil.org.il/a-new-precedent-in-public-housing/ http://english.shatil.org.il/a-new-precedent-in-public-housing/#respond Sun, 12 Mar 2017 10:29:26 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10076 Meital Cohen celebrated last week’s precedent-setting announcement that at least 800 apartments in Tel Aviv will be dedicated to people like her who need public housing. The new neighborhood, as big as a city, is to be built on the grounds of Sde Dov, the Tel Aviv airport that is in the process of being [&hellip

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Meet Israel’s New Environmental Activists: Michal Grows Food; Noa Saves Ithttp://english.shatil.org.il/meet-israels-new-environmental-activists-michal-grows-food-noa-saves-it/ http://english.shatil.org.il/meet-israels-new-environmental-activists-michal-grows-food-noa-saves-it/#respond Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:14:56 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10069 Twenty-two pioneering activists, including a Haredi man from Yerucham and a religious Muslim woman from Wadi Ara, gathered at Kibbutz Netiv Halamed Hey at the beginning of February. They represented different grassroots efforts to save Israel’s environment. The activists gathered to learn new strategies from Shatil as well as from each other. “The retreat inspired [&hellip

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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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