Tag archive for "Knesset"

Justice in Israel, Press Releases

The Forum for Public Housing presents Public Housing Day at the Knesset

No Comments 11 July 2016


The Forum for Public Housing presents Public Housing Day at the Knesset: Marking the Crisis of the Million

Invitation to cover: Public Housing Day in the Knesset on July 12 2016 will be led by MKs Orli Levy Abekasis, Dov Hanin, Stav Shafir, Ilan Gilon, Itzik Shmuli, Eli Cohen and Omer Bar Lev  Continue Reading


May 24: Join Tag Meir at the Knesset for the launch of a new anti-price tag campaign

1 Comment 19 May 2016

On Tuesday May 24 2016, a new anti-price tag attack inter-party campaign will be launched in the Knesset.  It will be headed by MK Itzik Shmuli (Labor) and MK Merav Ben-Ari (Kulanu). Tag Meir, a coalition of organisations committed to fighting hate-crimes in Israel and showing solidarity with their victims, invites you to attend this important event.

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Justice in Israel

The Credit Database: Why we should all be concerned

No Comments 10 April 2016

Most of the Israeli Public isn’t aware of it yet, but in another two years they will awake to an economic reality different from that to which they are accustomed today. Rabbi Idit Lev explains the dangers entailed in the credit database that was recently ratified in the Knesset Economic Committee. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel, Press Releases

Amendments to Public Housing Transparency Bill passed in huge win for tenants

No Comments 31 March 2016


The Amendments to the Public Housing Transparency Bill passed, the Forum for Public Housing celebrates an end of abuse and harassment of public housing tenants 

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Justice in Israel

Amendments to the public housing transparency bill passed in Knesset

No Comments 22 March 2016

On March 16th, amendments to the public housing transparency bill were passed in the Knesset. This marked an important day for human rights in general and to the residents of public housing specifically. Continue Reading

General, Justice in Israel

Rabbi Idit Lev lights a candle for human dignity at special Knesset Hanukkah event

No Comments 09 December 2015

Yesterday December 8th, Rabbi Idit Lev, the director of RHR’s socio-economic justice department, lit a Hanukah candle representing human dignity in the Knesset during a special ceremony sponsored by the Knesset’s Pluralism Caucus in honour of Hanukah and International Human Rights Week (celebrated this week due to the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10th 1948).  Continue Reading


Events listings for International Human Rights Week and Hanukah

No Comments 09 December 2015

Every year on December 10th the world celebrates the 1948 signing of the International Declaration of Human Rights by celebrating Human Rights Day.  This year, the date happens to coincide with the Jewish holiday of Hanukah, when we light candles for eight days, spreading light during the darkest times of the year. Continue Reading

Justice in Israel

Join us in fighting poverty October 20th at the Knesset

No Comments 14 October 2015

If you believe poverty is not decreed from the sky but rather is the result of policy, than join us in reminding Knesset policymakers that fighting poverty is their responsibility!

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Justice in Israel

Oct 27 is Public Housing Day at the Knesset!

No Comments 12 October 2015

October 27 is Public Housing Day at the Knesset!

Public Housing Day is an initiative of the Public Housing Forum and the heads of the Knesset’s housing caucus- Dov Hanin, Orly Levy Abekasis, Ilan Gilon, Omer Bar-Lev, Itzik Shmuli, Stav Shafir and Eli Cohen. Continue Reading


Brief statement on the “Jewish State” bill and democracy

1 Comment 24 November 2014

On Sunday, November 23rd, the cabinet passed a controversial bill known as the “Jewish state” bill. The bill now will be voted on by the Knesset.  Problematic for a number of reasons, the bill declares Israel as the home state for the Jewish people along and therefore raises many concerns regarding equality and equal rights for minorities. Before the vote, (note: the vote is apparently being delayed one week until Dec 3 2014), RHR offers a short statement: Continue Reading

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