Due to bureaucratic failures, many immigrants from the former Soviet Union are not getting the pensions they accrued while working in their home countries, and thus are forced to continue working and saving in order to grow old with dignity. A significant percentage of immigrant pensioners live below the poverty line. When forced to choose between buying food or medicine, life becomes a day-to-day struggle for survival. Israel Social TV is an independent media NGO working to promote social change, human rights, social justice and equality, and to mobilize its viewers towards activism.Read More... | 2 Comments
Three months ago, Interior Minister Eli Yishai deported several hundred families from Israel to South Sudan, despite unequivocal statements by human rights group that mere fact of the established state is far from the offering the safety that would allow for these families' return; the request was at least to extend the group exemption from deportation - Israel's mechanism of neither denying nor granting asylum - a few months longer. Even that demand was ignored. The deportees' baggage, all 14 tons of it, was delayed for two months and kept at a warehouse in Israel, simply because the state felt…Read More... | 20 Comments
CNN and Egypt’s Channel 25 released this week chilling video reports lending credence to rumors of an emerging organ trade in the Sinai Peninsula By Noa Yachot Thanks to a spate of media interest over the last year, the numerous ordeals faced by African refugees smuggled to Israel have been well-documented. Detailed reports in the press and by rights organizations have covered the exorbitant amounts Bedouin smugglers demand for the coveted trip from the Horn of Africa to the Holy Land, along with the horrors many face once in Sinai. Smugglers may at that point suddenly demand more money -…Read More... | 9 Comments
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTERSubmit
Assault on Gaza
+972 bloggers report on a region under fire during Israel's operation 'Protective Edge.'
The murders that preceded the war in Gaza.
On the challenges facing a growing population of asylum seekers and refugees in Israel.
Reports, maps, infographics and other documents on human rights and democracy.
- MOST READMOST COMMENTED24 HOURS|WEEK|MONTH
Resource: Privatizating law enforcement in, around settlements http://t.co/S7rxvGJR5S Report by @YeshDin
How the IDF abdicates its monopoly on violence in the West Bank http://t.co/RYnK5cUP6j
Israel’s High Court upholds law that allows segregated communities http://t.co/MhCWUc6va7
The U.S. is also guilty in Palestine http://t.co/UcICEtYcz3 by @SamBahour
How all Israelis are complicit in the occupation http://t.co/z71lwQDQTv by @dahliasc
Refusal by IDF intel. reservists highlights that all Israeli social & political structures support the occupation: http://t.co/3KDXD6PaEK
The refuseniks from IDF intelligence unit 8200 show that all Israelis are implicated in the occupation: http://t.co/3KDXD6PaEK by @dahliasc