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SHATIL Environmental Justice Coordinator Avi Dabush to Israeli Leaders: Take Nine Actions for Improving the Environment in the New Year – Before it’s too Late

SHATIL Environmental Justice Coordinator Avi Dabush to Israeli Leaders: Take Nine Actions for Improving the Environment in the New Year – Before it’s too Late

September 22nd 2009 SHATIL’s Avi Dabush takes advantage of the New Year Tav-Shin-Ayin (תש”ע – 5770) which spells out the word “nine” in Hebrew ((תשע to urge Israel’s leaders to take on nine critical tasks to save the environment: The following is excerpted from his Ynet article (See the full piece in Hebrew at http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3778724,00.html. [&hellip

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Posted in: Environmental Justice

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Three Deaths Later: Government to Improve Roads to Bedouin Schools in Response to SHATIL Campaign

Three Deaths Later: Government to Improve Roads to Bedouin Schools in Response to SHATIL Campaign

September 22nd 2009 The Israeli government last week pledged to Israel’s Supreme Court to allocate NIS 70 million ($18.7 million) for paving and improving the infrastructure of roads leading to schools in eight recognized and five unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev. The government decision was made after extensive lobbying and repeated petitions to Israel’s [&hellip

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Posted in: General, Shared Society

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SHATIL’s Back from the Edge Project for Immigrant Youth at Risk: Strengthening the Weak, Boosting the Strong

SHATIL’s Back from the Edge Project for Immigrant Youth at Risk: Strengthening the Weak, Boosting the Strong

September 8th 2009 In the following story, SHATIL gives you a bird’s eye view of our Back from the Edge project to assist immigrant youth at risk in one Be’er Sheva school in the last academic year: The Life Skills lesson for the day: “Sexual Relations at What Price?” The class: a 10th grade “Challenge” [&hellip

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Posted in: General, Immigrant Communities

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Happiness is a Cooler Planet: Bill McKibben Speaks to Negev Activists

Happiness is a Cooler Planet: Bill McKibben Speaks to Negev Activists

September 8th 2009 On September 7, 70 activists, architects, government officials and others from all walks of life in the Negev, gathered to gain inspiration for local action from world-renowned environmental activist, author and founder of “350”, a global movement to reduce carbon emissions, Bill McKibben. In an event co-sponsored by SHATIL and the Heschel [&hellip

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Posted in: Environmental Justice

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Helping Activist Organizations Take the Next Step: Summer Course Round Up

Helping Activist Organizations Take the Next Step: Summer Course Round Up

September 3rd 2009 This summer, representatives of Hiyot, an academic Ethiopian women’s organization in the north that works with women and youth of Ethiopian origin, participated in the SHATIL course, Branding for Social Change, run by a marketing expert from one of Israel’s biggest businesses. “Because of all the resource development consulting we’ve gotten from [&hellip

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Posted in: Capacity Building

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Activists in Rahat Finally get Action on Neglectful School

Activists in Rahat Finally get Action on Neglectful School

September 3rd 2009 The start of the school year in Israel is never simple: This year, kindergarten and special education administrative staff are on strike in some municipalities, only a last minute compromise enabled Ethiopian children in Petah Tikva to start first grade and on the first day of school, pupils attacked a teacher in [&hellip

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Posted in: Shared Society, Social Justice

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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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