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SHATIL Positions Social Change Issues in Israeli Media

SHATIL Positions Social Change Issues in Israeli Media

August 25th 2009 When a journalist is looking for an authoritative source on women, Jewish pluralism, social and economic justice, the environment, immigrant absorption or Arab society in Israel – she can now find them at her fingertips. SHATIL’s Center for Policy Change (CPC) this week published a 130-page booklet, Meet the Expert: a Booklet [&hellip

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Ethiopian Parents Confront Teen Challenges

Ethiopian Parents Confront Teen Challenges

August 18th, 2009 One of the pleasures of observing SHATIL’s work is seeing the ripple effects of SHATIL initiatives. On a recent hot and sticky evening, more than 100 Ethiopian-Israeli parents (many of them men) packed a hall of the Clore Community Center in Hadera, located in the Pe’er neighborhood, which houses the city’s highest [&hellip

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Posted in: Immigrant Communities

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Mayors, Business people, Labor Union Reps and Social Organizations Tackle Employment Crisis in North of Israel

Mayors, Business people, Labor Union Reps and Social Organizations Tackle Employment Crisis in North of Israel

August 18th 2009 “Part of the weakness of the Galilee is that the authorities who try to help are politicized. To our luck, this time SHATIL is the organizer and it is perceived as an organization that has the trust of all the players.” – Yona Fartouk, Histadrut Labor Federation delegate for the Galilee The [&hellip

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Posted in: Employment

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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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Posted in: Democracy, National Budget Priorities

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Land Reform – We Lost the War but will Continue to Battle

Land Reform – We Lost the War but will Continue to Battle

August 4th 2009 “Why did this Coalition form? It was formed to fight the biggest privatization in the history of the state of Israel was created – the privatization of Zionism. This reform threatens all that is dear to us.” – MK Shelly Yachimovich Despite energetic efforts by a broad based Shatil-coordinated coalition of social [&hellip

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Posted in: Democracy

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SHATIL Gathers Knesset Members to Discuss Undemocratic Law

SHATIL Gathers Knesset Members to Discuss Undemocratic Law

July 14th 2009 “The Arrangements Law must become a thing of the past,” Prof. Yitzhak Galnor told a dozen Knesset members and more than 100 activists gathered at a June 30 Knesset conference organized by the SHATIL-coordinated Forum to Abolish the Arrangements Law. The gathering, “From Critical Discourse to Civic Strength”, aimed to spur a [&hellip

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Calling on the Government to Protect Bedouin Population from Hazardous Chemicals, Improving Public Transportation in Be’er Sheva, Getting Immigrants Involved in Environmental Justice and more: A SHATIL Environmental update

Calling on the Government to Protect Bedouin Population from Hazardous Chemicals, Improving Public Transportation in Be’er Sheva, Getting Immigrants Involved in Environmental Justice and more: A SHATIL Environmental update

July 7th 2009 Yizhar Reshef, z”l This update on SHATIL’s environmental work is dedicated to the memory of Yizhar Reshef, prominent environmental activist and founding member and director of the Public Health Coalition who died June 24 at the age of 37. The Public Health Coalition was established by SHATIL and is now an independent, [&hellip

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Porter Fellows Impact Israel’s Environment

Porter Fellows Impact Israel’s Environment

June 23rd 2009 Last week, six SHATIL-Porter Environmental Fellows presented the results of year-long projects conducted during their internships in major environmental organizations in a day that clearly showed the societal impact possible when civil society and academia join hands to promote social and environmental change. Among the projects: an agricultural community garden for Ethiopian [&hellip

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Posted in: Environmental Justice

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