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17 November 2011 E-Newsletter


A Message from Daniel Sokatch

Today, as I write this, is the 16th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, z’l. Like so many of you, I’ll never forget that awful day in 1995.

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NIF Intensifies Campaign against Bills to Limit Funding for Israeli Human Rights Groups

NIF/SHATIL has mobilized to thwart two new anti-democratic bills, which seek to limit funding to Israel's human rights organizations.

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Remembering Yitzhak Rabin as Intolerance and Violence Grow

More than 150 people packed into the Yitzhak Rabin synagogue in Rehovot last week to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the assassination of the Prime Minister.

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Court Compensates Israeli Ethiopian for Racist Insults from Bus Driver

The Rishon Lezion Magistrates Court has ordered that Yadno Varka, a young Ethiopian Israeli, will receive $19,000 compensation for racial abuse and for being refused to be allowed to board a bus by the driver because of the color of her skin.

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Bedouin children’s strike wakes up education officials

After parents’ desperate attempts to force their children’s schools to address grave health and safety hazards failed, parents of two schools for Bedouin children in Israel’s Negev called a strike.

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