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New resource in the fight for Israeli Democracy

By Jesse Bacon

Amidst the dispiriting news coming from both American and Israeli democracy, one of the signs of hope has been the people who have continued to resist the downward trend. Association for Civil Rights in Israel is one of those hope-inducing groups, and they recently launched a new english-language version of their website Project Democracy, along with partners like Shatil and Zochrot. Their first post is a good a motto for our work as any ““Democracy cannot be sustained by voting alone.”

As we have found here at TOD? there is no shortage of material, Project Democracy’s second post is about Interior Minister Eli Yishai’s efforts to strip people of their citizenship for “disloyalty,” and their first twitter post tells of the Miniistry of Education cuts funding for civics, transferring it to Jewish studies.

So please, go check them out, support their work by subscribing or contributing, and keep struggling until the project is just a reality .

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JESSE BACON (Philadelphia) is a freelance activist and father. He has a Masters in teaching from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is an observant progressive Jew, and is trying to be a good ally for Palestinians and all dispossessed peoples, while staying true to the best traditions in Judaism. He visited Israel and Palestine in 1996, 2001, and 2002. He served for three years on the local steering committee of Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, and one year on the board of Pursue the Peace in Seattle. Read his posts here.

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