On May 23rd, the “cohort of cohorts” of Shaharit’s 120 program for emerging multicultural political leaders came together for a an open and honest conversation with four influential political leaders: Avi Gabai, Moshe Feiglin, Orly Levy-Abukasis, and Rachel Azaria, during which they talked about about the leaders’ personal journeys into the political system and had a candid discussion about the nature of Israeli politics.
Applications for the 2017-18 cohort of Shaharit's flagship program for rising Israeli multicultural leaders are due May 14th.
Our ten new fellows represent the diversity of Israeli society and will work together to create the intellectual framework for a public discourse on the common good.
More than 100 people attended an event on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2016, which was entitled The Untold Story: From Morocco to the USSR that Shaharit organized together with MK Rachel Azaria (Kulanu).
Haim Amsalem, head of the Am Shalem movement and former Shas Knesset member, attended a special session with the fellows of Shaharit’s “120” program for nascent political leaders.
What would happen if, instead of putting the revenues from natural gas and other natural resources—which are estimated at hundreds of billions of sheqels—into the State coffers, they were paid out directly to every citizen on a monthly basis? Just imagine that you got money from the government, say NIS 3,000, every month. How would this income affect our economy? Would people work less? Maybe it would even lead to economic growth.
The neighborhood is at the center of a battle between its longtime residents and real-estate developers. The fellows met with residents and heard about their campaign.
During the visit, the fellows toured the Knesset, took part in a workshop on joint political work, and went to Mea Shearim where they heard about changes underway in the Haredi community.
This program is based on the successful model that is in place in several cities in the United States. Initially, we are training four organizers, one each in Ashdod, Jerusalem, Rehovot, and Tirat Carmel.
The conference was attended by about 60 people and many reporters for local Negev media outlets. In the words of Dr. Muhammad al-Nabari, the head of the Hura local council, “Don’t just say that the government and local authorities aren’t helping. Get up, step out of the box, and do something to make things better for yourself in the South. Be part of the change you wish to see.”