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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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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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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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Posted in: National Budget Priorities

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Actions and Projects in the North, South and Center: Impact of SHATIL Trainings

Actions and Projects in the North, South and Center: Impact of SHATIL Trainings

June 16th 2009 The first environmental film festival in the desert, an employment workshop for people with disabilities in Tel Aviv, a project to recommend policy on budgets for medical experts in the periphery, a community garden for Ethiopian immigrants and at least five new blogs – these are just a few of the practical [&hellip

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SHATIL Campaign Brings Critical Health Service to Northern Periphery

SHATIL Campaign Brings Critical Health Service to Northern Periphery

June 2nd 2009 It started with a sharp-eyed SHATIL staffer from our Social and Economic Justice Project noticing a small item in a local northern newspaper; led to an intensive advocacy and media campaign involving local cancer patients and many partners; and reached a mid-way success in which the government agreed to pay the transport [&hellip

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Posted in: Health, Social Justice

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