About us

Zazim is the largest campaigning community in Israel. We are a movement of citizens, Arabs and Jews, working together for democracy, equality, and joint, active civic engagement. We are political- our campaigns target decision-makers and raise the hot topics on the public agenda; but we are not partisan- Zazim is an independent movement, brought together by shared values of human rights, combatting the occupation and racism, and social and environmental justice. Our primary vehicle is online tools that enable us to quickly reach a wide audience, and through which we initiate campaigns and actions both online and offline. 

We believe that each and every persons’ voice is worth more than one ballot every few years, and that active and critical civic engagement is essential to any democracy. Our campaigns enable our movement activists to make their voices heard, engage and have an impact all year round during formative, decision-making moments. We are not connected to the government’s systems and don’t employ lobbyists in the halls of power, but rather are convinced that people power – when channeled in a focused and efficient manner – can change the reality on the ground. 

Zazim is based on the OPEN work model, which has proven itself over and over to be effective in gaining influential victories of people power all over the world. Zazim is proud to be part of the global OPEN network, together with organizations like MoveOn in the United States, Jhatkaa in India, DeClic in Romania, Compact in Germany and so many others worldwide. Each OPEN organization acts independently in their respective countries for a better present and future. We  make use of the shared professional knowledge and experience of other network organizations in order to create winning, impactful campaigns and to best serve our community.