Most of the social protests are about the need to continue to raise the social issues which have not gone away. Meanwhile, the economic cuts continue one after another. A special survey by Globes reveals that the promises made by Prime Minister Netanyahu, and Ministers Steinitz, Yishai and Atias have not withstood the test of time. Area C suffers from demolition orders (like, for example, the two orders that were issued in Jiniba in the South Hebron Hills) whereas the settlements have the possibility of enlarging and developing their towns. Rabbis for Human Rights continues to demand the implementation of basic rights.
The Jewish calendar marks many special days, among them the new year of trees which has in recent years become a day about caring for the environment. Rabbi Dalia Marx connects parashat “Re’eh” with the rights of animals.
Needed students for Everett program - This year we have the possibility to receive students who for working with us 8 hours a week participating in 4 Friday meetings will receive from Shatil a yearly scholarship of 9,000 NIS
300 deaths are expected from the response of Iran. how many Israeli fatalities have there been, and are expected in the future, as a result of the occupying regime in the territories? [Research evaluation].
See photos of activists from the Canadian group which has been with us in the South Hebron Hills for the last two weeks. This was the last day of cleaning out the cistern in the village of Bir al-Id, near the settlement of Mitzpe Yair.
This is the time to send a letter and demand the cancel the destruction of the village of Susta and the eviction of its residents, to enable their return to the lands they have been evicted from in the past and stop land robbery.
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Rabbi Idit Lev was a guest on Radio Galei Zahal in connection with research on the link between depression and the lack of housing security [the lack of a secure home]; Ruti Kedem, whom we are helping, was also a guest on Galei Zahal. Ruti wants to get out from the cycle of poverty and dependence on welfare by means of studying but the state is blocking her on the last stretch before the end of her first degree, which will help her; Lawyer Becky Keshet was interviewed on Kol Israel concerning the demand of the court in Beer-Sheva that Amidar reveal exact data on the number and condition of empty ground floor apartments under its authority, and not use the pretext that it is impossible to do this within the budget framework, without there being the possibility of examining this assertion in the public arena.
Announcements from other organizations (we are not responsible for the content):
- Israel to Demolish UN Shelters for evicted Palestinians who are now homeless in Jerusalem which was partly funded by Ireland. Nir Bakat, approved the demolition of two structures built by the United Nations (UN) as temporary emergency shelter for Palestinian families after Israel demolished their homes.
- In Bethlehem governorate Palestinians have been forced to purchase 63% of domestic water supplies from Mekorot, Israel’s National Water Company.