"Israeli Solidarity" is a movement founded by social activists from all over the country.
We established a national operation that activates thousands of volunteers at the local level, so that each volunteer can help a neighbor who needs help, optimize the speed of response and increase solidarity between Israelis (in routine and emergency situations).
The movement was established to strengthen solidarity, equality and mutual guarantee in Israel. When we realized that the "Kohelet Forum" is working to destroy the social and moral infrastructure on which the country that dear to all of us is built, we set ourselves the goal of exposing, fighting and warning against the damage Kohelet is causing to Israeli society.
Equality, compassion and mutual guarantee are the basis of our existence as a society. Without these values, we have no right to exist. "Israeli Solidarity" will continue to work for a more decent, equal and just Israeli society.
During the crisis we have recruited and operated over 5,500 volunteers in 15 areas across the country. We have assisted over 7,000 individuals and families in numerous channels, including: supplying food and medicine, assistance and guidance for elderly beneficiaries through electronic means, food and equipment drives and more.
Throughout the world we are witnessing social movements led by students – dealing with issues pertaining to themselves (tuition, dormitory costs, student wages) but also with global issues – workers’ rights, social inequality, marginalization etc. From the famous student movements of the 60’s to the movements being led today in central cities world-over – students always spearheaded the struggle for equality and social justice. In Israel there is a significant leadership vacuum in the student society, due both to the advanced age most Israelis join the academic world and the difficult living conditions of students, affording little time for organizing and social enterprises.
Not all communities in Israel have the same needs and the same abilities. The Israeli social space is small, and most of us have social and familial connection outside our immediate vicinity. A network of neighborhood communities will allow the interconnection of needs and capabilities of people and communities from different places’ and will allow us to care for all Israelis. A wide social change in Israel will only be possible when thousands of people, from different groups and areas of the country, work together.