Information about Land Struggles
The organization began to act against the inequality in relation to land distribution during the 90’s. As a result of precedent high court ruling the issue was raised up to public discussion for the first time. This court ruling is one of the organization’s meaningful achievements in social related issues in the past several years.
Following is a description of the organization’s projects in issues related to land rights and the right for housing:
1.1 Public Housing: During the 90’s Hakeshet Hademocratit played a major role in passing 3 laws that created a meaningful change in regards to Public Housing (buying and renting) rights. The first, “The Public Housing Law” from 1998. The second, “Public House Tenants Rights Law” from 1998 and third, “The Public House Tenants Regulations” from 2000. The last two determines specifications in regards to ongoing maintenance of public houses during their renting time in public rent. During 2003 Hakeshet acted against the Government suggested nation’s annual budget for 2004 and also against the Law of Regulations. These two government initiatives severely affect the people living in public housing. The Regulation Law completely cancels The Public Housing Law and the budget itself gravely affects the rights and benefits of public housing residents in issues related to buying and renting homes. Hakeshet operated lobby activities at the Kenesset in order to stop the national budget proposition and the Regulation Law.
Activity as Part of the Lands Forum: On August 28th 2002 the Israeli Supreme
Court ruled in favor of the Keshet’s appeal and
against the Israel Lands Administration decision no. 727, 737 and
Deal: On October 22nd
2003 the Israel Lands Administration authorized the agreement between
The Civic Agreement Forum for the
Examination of Land Related Issues:
The goal of this project is to create a platform for discussions among
different sectors of the Israeli society on issues relating to just distribution and equality on issues relating to
land distribution and public housing in Israel. This initiative calls upon
social organizations and other groups to come together and create a new land