Tag Archives: Featured Activists 2019

Aviv Tatarsky, Ir Amim – Part Three

Looking back on the past year, Ir Amim’s Aviv Tatarsky feels proudest of his and his colleagues’ involvement in connecting Israeli activists to East Jerusalem Palestinians and supporting them to act side by side against oppression. Continue reading

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Shmuel Shattach, Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avoda – Part Three

This past year has seen growing public legitimacy for the work of Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah (NTA,) a moderate voice in Israel’s religious community. One example: On Sukkot, NTA published an insert in the widely read religious, nationalist, conservative newspaper Makor Rishon on why religious families should send their children to liberal, open-minded schools. The supplement included articles by rabbis and other religious leaders who in the past refused to be publicly associated with NTA and its liberal worldview. Continue reading

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Tamar Rechnitz, Tag Meir – Part Three

In addition to seeing people’s minds and hearts open when attending Tag Meir’s teacher trainings, what made Tamar Rechnitz happiest this year is the addition of a second staff person to the organization’s education efforts. Continue reading

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Dr. Mushira Aboo Dia, PHRI – Part Two

In November, the New Israel Fund in the UK will bestow upon Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) their Human Rights Award for 2019. As chair of the PHRI board, Dr. Mushira Aboo Dia will attend the ceremony and accept the award on behalf of the organization. It would be hard to think of a more deserving candidate.  Continue reading

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