Date(s) - 24/08/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On August 24th, a very special Politikva course was concluded with a festive get-together of the participants. Target group of the course were Russian speaking Israelis who either immigrated as children from the former Soviet Union to Israel or were born in Israel but grew up with a migration background. This group of immigrants faces quite specific problems in Israel like old-age poverty due to missing pension contributions of their parents’ generation or also civil law issues concerning Non-Jewish Israelis. One characteristic of this group is that its majority supports Israel’s politically right-wing parties. This made the course particularly important as it analyzed the challenges of the Israeli society from a social-democratic perspective.
The course in which 20 politically interested young people and activists participated was taught in Hebrew.
Besides the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Israel, the Berl Katznelson Foundation as well as the Yigal Alon Center provided funding and were involved in shaping the thematic layout of the course.