Adalah's Newsletter Volume 51, August 2008


Volume 51, August 2008
Education Rights
  Following Supreme Court (SCt.) petition filed by Adalah and the Association for the Development of Arab Education in Haifa, first grade arts class opens for Arab children at the al-Karma school
  Ha'aretz newspaper names Adalah Attorney Sawsan Zaher and Dr. Yasser Mansour as two of the 50 most influential people in Israel in the field of education for 2008 for their work on the al-Karma school
  Tamra Municipality and Adalah call for the establishment of a Technological Education Center in Tamra for 300 Arab students at risk of dropping out
  Adalah to Education Ministry: Leaving Arab pupils in the mixed city of Led (Lod) without a secondary school violates the Compulsory Education Law

Social and Economic Rights
Adalah petitions Supreme Court demanding amendment to Pension Insurance Agreement in order to extend its application to all workers over the age of 18
Political Freedoms
Adalah to Defense Minister Ehud Barak: Revoke decision to close down the Al-Aqsa Association in Umm al-Fahem and withdraw declaration proclaiming it an illegal organization
Citizenship Law
State to SCt: There is no need to reconsider the legality of the Citizenship Law because it is proportionate; Adalah: No other country prevents citizens from exercising their right to family life based on national or ethnic belonging, as Israel does


  Adalah’s Newsletter is a monthly publication issued in Arabic, Hebrew and English. It highlights Adalah’s main activities, provides analysis of human rights issues, and links to new reports. Suggestions, articles and commentaries from our readers are welcome. View previous volumes

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