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PRESS RELEASE | OCTOBER 28 2015
The Housing Ministry: There will not be an increase of rental rates and the tenants of public housing will be able to purchase new apartments at the price of old apartments in the framework of urban renewal.
Yesterday, 61 members of the Knesset signed a promise to support a bill, to be submitted soon, ensuring disability pension will be paid at a rate comparable to minimum wage.
The event was an initiative of the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty (of which RHR is an active member) along with members of the anti-poverty caucus (MK Ilan Gilon, Eli Elalouf, Ayman Odeh, and Meir Cohen) in collaboration with other organizations. The event was attended by over 300 activists, who participated in about 10 break-away sessions. The event concluded with a major conference attended by Knesset members Amir Peretz, Michal Rozin and Tamar Zandberg. During the day, a number of important statements were made relating to the fight against poverty:
“If there was an operative and quantitative target for reducing poverty, we would be able to monitor and report on changes, but there is currently such a target.”
Dr. Ronnie Strier, University of Haifa:
“During the conference, all the evidence shows that there are barriers in various aspects for ending the cycle of poverty, and all are a matter of government policies.”
“We have seen how poverty passes from generation to generation. These barriers are not accidental, they are systematic. This is a denial of basic rights. We have to demand our leaders change it.”
During the day’s main conference MK Meir Cohen declared:
“Poverty is an ongoing terrorist attack”.
Raheli an activist from The Joint Haifa Poverty Chain group, a member of the Forum for the Struggle Against Poverty:
“MKs have to understand that for them Poverty Day is held one day a year, for us it 365 days a year, a daily reality- MKs should know that we will not give up and continue to fight for a national program to combat poverty. “
MK Alaluf (former Chairman of the Committee for Fighting Poverty):
“There is not enough money in the budget to fulfill the Committee’s conclusions to fight poverty.”
MK Ayman Odeh:
“Even if we are full of fear and despair today, I still remember the summer of 2011 when we walked in Haifa and declared in Hebrew and Arabic ‘The people demand social justice.”
Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, a representative of the National Insurance:
“We oppose the new index for calculating poverty that was introduced in the Arrangements Law. The index is skewed and is not an operational and quantitative target for reducing poverty. “
PRESS RELEASE | OCTOBER 4 2015
Series of violent incidents against Palestinians in the southern West Bank follows recent bloody events. Continue Reading
PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 26 2015
The Coalition of Organizations for the Recognition of the Unrecognized Negev Bedouin Villages
The residents of the Bedouin village of Umm el Hiran and the Regional Council of Unrecognized Villages in the Negev are holding a demonstration and march in the village on Thursday, August 28, 2015 at 11 AM against the beginning of work to build the Jewish community of Hiran on the land of their village after it is demolished
PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 26 2015
The wave of Palestinian house demolitions in the West Bank indicates a failure of the new planning outline in Area C and the pursuit of demolitions instead
On Sunday Aug 23, 2015, Rabbis for Human Rights sent a letter to the Minister of Defense warning against the widespread wave of Palestinian home demolitions in Area C, which is contrary to the defense establishment’s statements that it allows and is even improving Palestinian development in Area C. The organization, which fought for planning rights for Palestinians, asserts that while the State continues to refuse to make the necessary changes in the planning system, it has stepped up its demolition activity.
PRESS RELEASE | JULY 24 2015
The report of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council on the warfare during Operation Protective Edge is a reminder of the opportunity missed by the Israeli governments – the absence of an independent Israeli investigations committee. An independent investigation committee – transparent, critical and willing to take risks- tasked with examining if and when we failed in to meet our own moral standards during the fighting this past summer would have helped us improve our own moral character. Unfortunately, we are unable to see in Israel’s Foreign Ministry’s report on the fighting a product of such an investigation. Continue Reading
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