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Justice in Israel

Response to passing of Law for the Government Authority for Urban Renewal

No Comments 09 August 2016

Achievements in the field of urban renewal are clear with the passing of a new law in early August 2016 establishing a government body for urban renewal.
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Justice in Israel

The amendments to the Guaranteed Income law won’t significantly impact single mothers seeking to work and pull her family out of poverty.

No Comments 31 July 2016

Image: Labor, Welfare and Health Committee, Knesset website

Image: Labor, Welfare and Health Committee, Knesset website

The amendments to the Guaranteed Income law, passed last week by the Labor, Welfare and Health committee, will not have a significant impact on single mothers who wish to work and pull her family out of poverty. Our concern is that the law – although containing minor positive elements – will work to disband public outcry around the difficulties of low-income single mothers. It is not everyday that the Knesset discusses this difficult issue, and the fact that a law impacting this population passed without suggesting a comprehansive solution to single mothers is a lost opportunity.

That said, the language of the law did improve due to the committed work of social justice organizations, women’s organization and involved MKs. Up until now, a woman receiving guaranteed income who started to work, under certain conditions, would lose her eligibility for various crucial accompanying benefits. The current law now protects a specific group of single mothers from losing their social rights. Nevertheless, the need for more signficant reform arises from the reality on the ground, calling us to heed the vision of Maimonides that the highest form of justice allow those living in poverty to support themselves so that “he need no longer be dependent upon others.”

Justice in Israel, Press Releases

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

No Comments 11 July 2016

PRESS RELEASE | JULY 11 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

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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

PRESS RELEASE | MARCH 30 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

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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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