|Thousands will march for Human Rights this Friday|
On Friday, December 10th, on International Human Rights Day, NIF flagship grantee the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) will lead hundreds of organizations in reminding Israel of our shared values of democracy, freedom of conscience, human rights, and most of all, justice. The plan is to bring buses from all over Israel to help contribute to the event's diversity and to ensure that people from the Negev, the Galilee, and all across the country can attend. Last year’s March attracted thousands of participants to the Tel Aviv event; this year, NIF president Naomi Chazan is one of the keynote speakers.
Characterizing the mood of the human rights community as “determined and optimistic,” ACRI Executive Director Hagai El-Ad said: “Recent days, tragic and painful, have unfortunately served as a reminder of the consequences of the state washing its hands of its basic responsibilities towards its citizens: from emergency services to the social safety net, promoting narrow interests over broad public needs has a price. At the human rights march this Friday, we will not only sound our voice for human rights, social justice and democracy, but also express our protest against the continued trends of responsibility-shirking of our leaders.”
Please encourage your friends and family in Israel to attend the March, and visit http://democracy-project.org.il/en/the-march/ for more information.