Tag Archives: Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)

  • Black Globe Shames Harmful Negev Project

    29 June 2014

    This year’s “Black Globe” award for organizations promoting environmentally and socially detrimental initiatives goes to…

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  • We Are Stronger – But Are We Strong Enough?

    1 May 2014

    From lessons learned to hope for the future, Hagai El-Ad reflects upon the past 6 years as head of flagship NIF grantee the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.

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  • Racism: Not in Our School

    3 April 2014

    A new campaign seeks to end racism and discrimination through education.

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  • Less Discriminatory Security Checks at Ben Gurion Airport

    3 April 2014

    Thanks to a 2007 petition, the airport implemented new security practices, which reduce racial profiling of Arab travelers.

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  • Greater Representation for Women and Arabs on ILA Council

    20 March 2014

    Thanks to two NIF grantees, women and Palestinian Israelis will now receive fair representation on the Israel Land Authority Council.

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  • The Race Against Racism

    20 March 2014

    Racism in Israel today is a pernicious and dangerous problem. The good news is that Israelis, just like Americans, are standing up to do something about it.

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  • Kiryat Tivon Teacher Keeps His Job

    12 February 2014

    A classroom discussion stirred a nationwide controversy over whether critical thinking belongs in civics classes.

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  • Arab Representatives to be Added to Important Government Committee

    16 January 2014

    Thanks to ACRI, equal representation is a step towards a more socially equal Negev.

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  • Asylum Seekers March to Jerusalem

    19 December 2013

    A group of around 200 Sudanese asylum seekers marched to Jerusalem in an attempt to gain official recognition of their refugee statuses. Most of the marchers have been imprisoned for almost two years and none of their asylum requests – which were filed with the assistance of NIF grantee Hotline for Refugees and Migrants (previously Hotline for Migrant Workers) – have been answered. Following the protest, they were arrested and transferred to Saharonim Prison, where they will be detained for two months before being returned to the newly established Holot detention center.

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  • Ofakim Celebrates New Overnight Medical Center

    30 October 2013

    Thanks to the efforts of NIF grantee Ahuzat Negev, supported by flagship NIF grantee the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and Physicians for Human Rights – Israel, the residents of Ofakim are celebrating the announcement that a urgent care center will be opened in their town. This follows a two year campaign, in which Ahuzat Negev convened two conferences advocating for the opening of the medical center, as well as collaborating with Sapir College to produce a position paper to the Health Ministry on the issue.

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