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

  • 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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  • Profile: Rotem Ilan of Israeli Children

    17 October 2013

    Rotem Ilan waits outside the Bialik-Rogozin School in South Tel Aviv, where most of the pupils are the children of foreign workers. She greets many of them personally when they finish school, and they respond to her like she’s their sister. After all, she’s one of the reasons they’re there. NIF grantee Israeli Children, which she established in 2009 and which was merged with flagship NIF grantee the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) last summer, played a crucial role in ensuring they could stay in the country.

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  • New Israel Fund-Supported Groups Win Key Court Victory for African Refugees

    16 September 2013

    Washington DC: A landmark victory for human rights was won in Israel today when an expanded panel of the Supreme Court invalidated the Third Amendment to the Anti-Infiltration Law passed by the Knesset in 2012, which incarcerated more than 2000 African refugees without due process or recourse to the possibility of asylum.

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  • An Important Victory for Arab Land Rights

    20 June 2013

    In a precedent-setting ruling, the Haifa Magistrate Court approved a settlement against a real estate developer who discriminated against Arab buyers. Flagship NIF grantee the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) played an important role in this case fighting discrimination in land allocation.

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  • Israel’s Affordable Housing Protest Catches Fire

    28 July 2011

    A huge wave of protests against the high cost of housing, begun with a single ‘tent city’ in Tel Aviv, has forced the Netanyahu government to offer immediate changes in government policy. The protests have dominated Israel’s media headlines over the past 10 days.

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