Hakeshet Hademocratit Hamizrahit

 

 

Contact Information 

 

 

Introduction

 

Hakeshet Hademocratit Hamizrahit is an apolitical, non-parliamentary social movement whose goal is to affect the current public agenda in the aim of bringing a change into the Israeli society as a whole and to its institutions. The organization is Mizrahi (Jews from Arab and Muslims Lands and the East) in its goals, universal in its beliefs and open to all those who identify with its values. The movement strives to bring about a meaningful change among the Israeli society and implement values of democracy, human rights, social justice, equality and multi cultures.

 

 

Fields of activity

 

From the day of its establishment Hakeshet Hademocratit Hamizrahit has been active in 4 main fields: land; employment and unemployment; education and activity in the form of coalitions. During 2003 Hakeshet Hademocratit Hamizrahit expanded the scope of its activity and enlarged its number. This was achieved especially through coalition activities also on the international level. A major part of the organization’s work relates to organizing conferences, media expose and performances on central issues.

 

 

Annual Activity Report 2006

 

Main Projects of Hakeshet – 2004-2005

 

Annual Activity Report 2003

 

 

 

Lands

 

Information about Land Struggles

 

Advancement of standards for civil equality and just distribution of land use

 

An assertive group flexes its Mizrachi muscles

by Mazal Moalem

 

Seeds of Dissent
by
Arye Dayan

 

 

Public Housing

 

Information about Public Housing

 

The Law of Public Housing

 

 

 

Education

 

Information about Education

 

Israeli Anthropology and American Anthropology: Our “Special Relations”

by Prof. Smadar Lavie

 

Lilly White Feminism and Academic Apartheid in Israel

by Prof. Smadar Lavie

 

Complaint of the Israeli Universities, from the Coalition to End Apartheid in Israeli Anthropology

  

A question of class

by Sara Leibovitz-Dar

 

Not the Sephardi way

by Yosef Elgazi

 

The pros and cons of boycotts

by Prof. Smadar Lavie

 

Our response to the 2005 annual meeting of The Israeli Anthropological Association 

by Prof. Smadar Lavie

 

 

 

History and Culture

 

Information about Culture

 

The Keshet Forum

  

More Arab than the Arabs: Iraqi writers join Israel's literary canon 

by Gabrielle Birkner

 

Art with an ethnic consciousness

by Dana Gilerman

 

Israel as a Multicultural Democracy: Challenges and Obstacles

by Yossi Yonah

History of the German radical left

A lecture given in "Midrash Ha-Keshet" by Prof. Theodor Bergmann, University of Stuttgart, 27.2.06  

 

 

Arab-Jews

 

What is there between the Mizrahi issue and the Palestinian nationalism

by Prof. Yehouda Senhav

 

The Bond of Silence

by Prof. Yehouda Senhav

 

Egyptian Jewish Identities 

by Dr. Joel Beinin.

 

Hitching a ride on the magic carpet 

by Prof. Yehouda Shenhav

  

Ringworm and Radiation

by Barry Chamish

 

Israel’s Place in the Middle East: A Pluralist Perspective

by Dr. Moshe (Shiko) Behar

                  

Time to meet the Mizrahim?

by Dr. Shiko Behar

 

A nation of tribes

The Economist

 

The truth about Jewish assets In Iraq 

by Prof. Yehouda Shenhav

 

Jews from Arab countries and the Palestinian right for return

by Prof. Yehouda Shenhav

 

What do Palestinians and Arab-Jews Have in Common?
Nationalism and Ethnicity Examined Through the Compensation Question

by Prof. Yehouda Shenhav

 

The vanishing Jews of the Arab world: Baghdad native tells the story of being a Middle East refugee

by Semha Alwaya

  

US Senate takes up issue of Jews who fled Arab lands
by Melissa Radler

 

The Synagogue as Civil Society, or How We Can Understand the Shas Party 

 by Omar Kamil

 

War by other means

by Prof. Yossi Yonna

 

The Arab-Jews of Behrain

The Washington Times

 

Mizrahi Wanderings

by Nancy Hawker

 

 

 

Women

 

Tensions In Israeli Feminism: The Mizrahi-Ashkenazi Rift

by Dr. Henriette Dahan-Kalev

 

Ahoti has a voice. Let her speak from the podium

by Ahoti

 

“You're So Pretty – You Don't Look Moroccan” 

by Dr. Henriette Dahan Kalev

 

Feminism and the Mizrahi woman

by Gal Karniel

 

 

 

Intimate Portraits

 

A Reviev of Esther Schely-Newman's book, "Our Lives Are but Stories: Narratives of Tunisian-Israeli Women” 

by Dr. Na'ama Sheffi

 

Reflections of an Arab Jew

by Prof. Ella Sohat

 

 

 

Other Articles

 

Masking Identity: Sephardim as Ashkenazim

by David Shasa

 

The Missing Yemenite Children

by Doron A. Tal

 

Brave New Multicultural World: Interview with Prof. Yossi Yonah

by Vered Levy-Barzilai

 

Tunisian 'miracle' blends Jews, Muslims

by Annie Warmke