We showed up at Gantz's house

More than 20,000 members joined our call to stop the Corona dictatorship. After Gantz's team dismissed us, we decided to show up at his house with megaphones and signs:

Covid-19 and the fall of democracy

Netanyahu and his allies have been using the pandemic as cover - our community is fighting back.

Our answer to the Coronavirus crisis

Today we launched our new hotline for economic rights - helping thousands who were laid off, can’t afford rent, or are otherwise negatively impacted by the Coronavirus crisis.

When they cut down trees, we plant hope

More than 200 Israeli activists came to stand shoulder to shoulder with Palestinian residents of Yasuf, and plant new olive trees in place of the ones uprooted by settlers.

Fighting for the right to vote for 50,000 Bedouin citizens

This is a fight for basic equality and democracy - and this is what the Likud is trying to prevent.

Moving forward together

Thanks to the incredible mobilization of our members we spurred a public conversation about the occupation, fought back against incitement, and advanced Arab-Jewish partnership. I’m excited to share some of what we accomplished together:

Voting in droves

Zazim is a campaigning community for social and political change. We are a local organization whose activists work together to impact the public agenda in Israel.We are political, but not partisan. What brings us together is shared values of human rights, social justice, combatting racism and the occupation, environmental protection, government transparency and independent media

We just broke the barrier with Gaza

Zazim is a campaigning community for social and political change. We are a local organization whose activists work together to impact the public agenda in Israel.We are political, but not partisan. What brings us together is shared values of human rights, social justice, combatting racism and the occupation, environmental protection, government transparency and independent media

A message from Hebron

Nearly 200,000 thousands Israelis saw the message from Palestinian residents of Hebron to remember them in the polling booth, and vote to end the occupation.

Good Morning to Yair Lapid

Yesterday morning, we came to Yair Lapid's house to demand him not to let the spin of the extreme right succeed: Kahane's racial supremacism has nothing in common with the demand for equality of the Balad-Raam and Hadash-Taal parties.

Jewish-Arab Partnership instead of Hate

When the Central Elections Committee was in its session, we demonstrated outside the Knesset. Last week, more than 14,000 members of Zazim called for all party heads to disqualify the Kahanists and to work towards Jewish-Arab partnership in the Knesset. We brought those voices to the Elections Committee. 

Special Pre-Election Tour of Hebron

On Friday, March 1st, roughly 200 participants took part in our special tour we organized with Breaking the Silence. A lead-in to the upcoming elections, the tour also marked 25 years to the Baruch Goldstein massacre in Hebron.

Fighting for the next generation

We refuse to stay silent while the right-wing government rewrites history and continues to encourage violence and hatred.

Putting Bedouin Villages Back on the Map!

Zazim is a campaigning community for social and political change. We are a local organization whose activists work together to impact the public agenda in Israel.We are political, but not partisan. What brings us together is shared values of human rights, social justice, combatting racism and the occupation, environmental protection, government transparency and independent media

Marching together for equal rights

Zazim is a campaigning community for social and political change. We are a local organization whose activists work together to impact the public agenda in Israel.We are political, but not partisan. What brings us together is shared values of human rights, social justice, combatting racism and the occupation, environmental protection, government transparency and independent media

The Answer to Homophobia and Racism: Equality!

We covered Jerusalem with posters ahead of the Pride Parade bearing messages in Hebrew and Arabic for equality.

Update from the Jordan Valley: Stopping settler violence

Our community campaigns and acts against settler violence, resists the occupation and advocates for the rights of Palestinian families.

Fighting religious coercion

Thousands of Zazim members in Israel and abroad  sent a message to President Reuven Rivlin: Israel must be a democratic and pluralistic society!

Brain Science VS. Ofir Akunis

Zazim is a campaigning community for social and political change. We are a local organization whose activists work together to impact the public agenda in Israel.We are political, but not partisan. What brings us together is shared values of human rights, social justice, combatting racism and the occupation, environmental protection, government transparency and independent media

Our right to live

Zahiya and the thousands of Zazim members refused to stay silent any longer and took the fight straight to the police

Another incredible win for refugees!

Over 2,600 Zazim members sent letters to Nissenkorn calling him to accept the refugees’ request - and today we finally received the good news: their request has been accepted! 

We took down the misleading ad

Thanks to our pressure, the Second Authority determined that the ads must be removed, and any future advertisements by “Efrat” must make clear that the organizations mission is to fight abortions, rather than aide listeners in distress.

Stop Shooting Gazans

When faced with the racism and hatred of the extreme right, and with violence and killing in Gaza, our community raises a voice of justice and hope.

A different voice in Jerusalem

Thanks to hundreds of Zazim members, when Trump’s delegation celebrated the “historical moment” of the embassy move, our posters reminded them of the truth: Jerusalem is the capital of both peoples.

We Stopped the Deportations!

The massive grassroots resistance against the deportation won - and the government was forced to admit that their plan collapsed.

Wake Up and Smell the Racism

Over 5,000 Zazim members called on Aroma to change their offensive guidelines, which bar workers from speaking in Arabic

Stopping deportation flights!

Over 100 Zazim members held a unique demonstration outside the offices of Ethiopian Airlines in Tel Aviv - shining a spotlight on the airline’s role in the deportations

Ben Caspit vs Ahed Tamimi

Zazim is a campaigning community for social and political change. We are a local organization whose activists work together to impact the public agenda in Israel.We are political, but not partisan. What brings us together is shared values of human rights, social justice, combatting racism and the occupation, environmental protection, government transparency and independent media

Success! Jisr a-Zarka residents can finally breathe

“I want to thank the Zazim community from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for standing with us and supporting us throughout this long struggle.

Free Ahed Tamimi

Hundreds of Israeli citizens are standing beside Ahed and her family and call on the military to release the women of the Tamimi family

Aging with Dignity

Zazim is a campaigning community for social and political change. We are a local organization whose activists work together to impact the public agenda in Israel.We are political, but not partisan. What brings us together is shared values of human rights, social justice, combatting racism and the occupation, environmental protection, government transparency and independent media

Standing up to Yisrael HaYom

1-0 for free speech! Hundreds of Zazim members proved that the days of keeping silent to the Right's incitement are over!

No Mandate for Corruption

Netanyahu can't hide the fact that a corruption suspect simply does not have the public mandate to serve as prime minister.

Standing up to settler violence

Thanks to our community’s efforts dozens of activists could join and support Palestinian farmers and helped make the harvest pass with no violent incident!

#MeToo

Zazim is a campaigning community for social and political change. We are a local organization whose activists work together to impact the public agenda in Israel.We are political, but not partisan. What brings us together is shared values of human rights, social justice, combatting racism and the occupation, environmental protection, government transparency and independent media

“Have you seen my son?”

Harrowing new testimonies have reignited the call for recognition, justice and healing for the families - and offer another opportunity to finally recognize and deal with this vicious chapter in our history.

Continuing to fight for our public beaches!

Dozens of members crowdfunded and participated in a video calling on elected officials to pass the amendment and protect our public beaches.

Let Jisr breathe!

The Caesarea Fund is threatening to sue the state if any land is used to benefit the Arab residents of Jisr a-Zarka - but our members are fighting back.

We cannot stay silent on Gaza

Zazim members flooded the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv with hundreds of posters calling on the government to renew the electricity supply to Gaza.

“I felt their solidarity”

Read the moving message we received from Maha, a young woman and Gaza City resident who saw our action:

Zazim members illuminate the darkness above Gaza

Dozens of Zazim members, among them residents of southern Israel, gathered on Ashkelon beach and released 150 Chinese lanterns in solidarity with the people of Gaza.

This is what hope looks like

In less than 48 hours, nearly 4,000 Zazim members joined the call, sharing it widely on social media networks and raising a moral, human voice to counter the hate from Lieberman and the right.

Welcoming Trump

Zazim members funded over 200 posters throughout Jerusalem to tell Trump the truth that the government is trying to hide.

Small win in fight against home demolitions

Over 1,700 of us wrote to coalition Knesset Members Akram Hasson and Hamed Amar, and together we convinced them to vote against the government and in favor of the Arab citizens!

No military parades for kindergarteners!

Jerusalem parents refused to participate, hundreds of citizens called to stop the event, and our members hung posters throughout the city - the result: the Ministry of Education stopped forcing teachers to attend the militarized event!

Reconnecting asylum seekers to electricity

Thanks to the work of our members and of the Association for Civil Rights, asylum seeking families in Petah Tikva can breathe a little easier.

Muezzin Law: Only Noise

In the face of the racist attempt to silence Arab presence in the public sphere, Zazim members loudly stood up and the MKs were forced to walk back their proposal and pass an empty bill.

Critical win in fight for clean air!

After public outcry, the company has abandoned the refinery expansion plans! Now we must keep up the pressure and ensure the expansion plan is gone for good.

Reminder: Suspension Law still undemocratic

A reminder to forgetful Zionist Union MKs: The “Suspension Law” was undemocratic in 2016, it is undemocratic in 2017, and it will continue to be undemocratic.

Stopping Haifa’s polluting oil refineries!

Thousands of Zazim members, together with residents of the Haifa area, forced the Attorney General to reconsider the approval process for the expansion of the Oil Refineries.

The children of the Negev can now get to school

The pressure worked: The company CEO contacted us personally to let us know he heard our call. He instructed  to immediately adopt our suggestions and ensure safe passageway for pedestrian traffic.

The public: 1 The tycoons: 0 A victory for free press

The Journalists’ Association organized a brilliant campaign to rally the public in support of Sharon Sphurer, who faces a NIS 1.68 million libel suit. After conferring with our members, we were happy to pitch in and help, and together we have showed the tycoons that power and money can’t silence criticism and free press.

Victims of sexual harassment won’t be defeated! A victory for us all!

We’ve got some great news: 1,500 of our emails were more powerful than the recommendation to grant former Israeli President Moshe Katsav early release from prison.

Ending the shipment of live animals – The campaign continues

Thanks to our public pressure and that of animal rights groups, the Israeli minister of agriculture has promised to set explicit goals for the reduction in live shipments.

Headline: It’s policy, not a mistake

It might be frustrating, but when it comes to such a basic right like the easy access to water, the road to victory is long and along the way we run into those who will shirk their responsibility.

Now Steinitz knows

This morning, together with Physicians for Human Rights, we distributed that message in Mevaseret Zion– the suburb where Yuval Steinitz, the minister responsible for water, resides in.

The Suspension (of Members of Knesset) Law: Our voice in MKs’ inboxes

The NGO Law passed and the government has already moved on to the next bill: The Knesset will discuss the “Suspension Law” today – an unprecedented bill that would allow Knesset Members to suspend or depose fellow members, even if they haven’t broken any laws and in doing so, grossly disregard the electorate.

Rare opportunity to prevent segregation in maternity wards

Today the Court discussed the petition we submitted together with Physicians for Human Rights regarding the billboard that was taken down by the Kfar Saba Municipality. The judge’s decision is the best possible outcome we could have hoped for: to have a meeting with the management at Meir Hospital to discuss possible steps to prevent segregation in the hospital.

Stop the shipment of live animals – the struggle is just beginning

Over three days, 3,000 people organized for the sake of those without a voice: 300,000 calves and lambs that were brought alive to Israel, on a long journey full of suffering and severe overcrowding – just to be slaughtered here. This time, unfortunately it was not enough. The ministerial committee decided to reject Knesset Member Tamar Zandberg’s bill to prohibit such live shipments.

Water to Bazaria

This morning we transferred two water tankers together with Physicians for Human Rights to the West Bank village of Bazaria. This village has had no running water for 25 days, and suffered from disruptions in water supply for over 40 days!

So what happened with the funding of the Shomron Settlers’ Committee?

The Attorney General decided not to stop the transfer of public funds to the SSC.  However, we  will continue to raise our voices until incitement like the one supported by the Shomron Settlers’ Committee will not be accepted.

We won: Promotion of police officer guilty of sexual offenses called off

More than four hundred of us sent messages to the minister of public security calling on him to call off the scandalous promotion of Police Commander Ilan Mor, who admitted to sexually harassing two subordinates. Less than a week after hundreds of emails began landing in Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan’s inbox, Ilan Mor notified the police commissioner that he was declining the promotion for “personal reasons.”

Zazim members and Physicians for Human Rights are suing the Kfar Saba Municipality for removing the billboard

This morning a petition was submitted to the court against the Kfar Saba Municipality and Meir Hospital, demanding the court order the billboard be reinstated immediately.

So what is it like “to be citizens in Israel” now ?

some of the language that accompanies the matriculation exam has been changed. But now that the textbook is out, it seems it is a long journey- what do we do now?

Jerusalem also says no to segregation

Our billboards went up next to Hadassah Ein Kerem and Shaare Zedek hospitals in Jerusalem Today. We hope as apposed to Kfar  Saba, no one will silence us.

We decided to take legal action against the Kfar Saba Municipality

We took the decision together: We are going to take legal action against the Kfar Saba Municipality.

The State Attorney will investigate the SSC!

Zazim is a campaigning community for social and political change. We are a local organization whose activists work together to impact the public agenda in Israel.We are political, but not partisan. What brings us together is shared values of human rights, social justice, combatting racism and the occupation, environmental protection, government transparency and independent media

Dina is back home

After the 1,000 faxes we sent to the IDF managed to help free the 12-year old Palestinian girl from jail a month and a half before the end of her sentence, today she is finally home.