The coalition has set itself the goal to address the following related problems:
- Racism is partially legitimized by the lack of adequate framework for the protection of minority rights
- Racial Profiling and the violation of the freedom of movement in public
- Incitement against minorities and ethnic groups from political and religious leaders, public figures and the media
- Increased racial violence against ethnic and minority groups in Israel
- The persistence of negative stereotypes against the Arab minority and other marginalized groups
The coalition also pursues discrimination and violence by members of the police and conducts training programs for the police in the field of human rights.
Furthermore, lobbying is carried out in ministries such as the Ministry of Education, to convince them to invest in human rights work and an anti-racism plan for institutions, and to ensure compliance with existing anti-discrimination laws. Teachers are trained in tolerance and anti-racism by the member organization "Psychoactive”.
Clubs and entertainment venues such as bars and dance halls, where there is discriminating selection of members and guests are sued.
In Galilee, a region where many ethnic groups, nationalities, religions and races live segregated lives and maintain prejudiced and racist attitudes towards members of other groups, activities for young people aged 15-18 years are carried out. The aim is that young people who will later enter the army, study at universities and enter the workforce will take a clear stand against racism and discrimination within their groups.
In 2015, it is planned that a bus will travel through Israel, with emphasis on the regions of Galilee, Negev and Muthallath, where Jewish and Arab activists from their respective regions and all over Israel will participate and engage in dialogue with the people of the villages and towns. In order to reach a wider audience, the Bus Campaign will also be recorded on video and celebrities will join to initiate a major media campaign with the purpose of stimulating public discussion.
Possible activities for Interns and Volunteers include:
- Reading and analysis of texts, reports and statistics on the political situation, as well as about minorities and disadvantaged groups and their position in Israel
- Writing about current events, background information, current projects, discrimination in everyday life, etc.
- Translation activities (e.g. Arabic-English; English-Arabic; English-Russian etc.) depending on the particular language skills
- Communications and Public Relations - building contacts with foundations and organizations, networking
- Participation in seminars and network meetings
Location: Haifa, Israel
Availability: All year, Start date flexible
Minimum Duration: 1 month
Maximum Duration: 6 Months
Language Requirements: English
Further Languages Of Advantage: Arabic, Hebrew, Russian
Student hall of residence in Haifa
Supervision Possible: Yes
Qualification Of Supervisor: Lawyer
Minimum. Qualification Of Intern:
Interest in the topic, sensitivity for various perspectives; minimum age 21 years
Further Contribution To Project: None
Volunteering Possible: Yes
Required Qualification For Volunteer: None
Further Contribution To Project: None
Interest in the topic, sensitivity for various perspectives, initiative, Do you have the "right" attitude?
I. World Unite! Service Package
|up to 31 Days||32-60 Days||61-90 Days||91-120 Days||5 Months or longer|
|700 EUR||800 EUR||900 EUR||1000 EUR||1100 EUR|
(Rate per Person)
|500 EUR||600 EUR||700 EUR||800 EUR||850 EUR|
The World Unite! Service Package includes:
- Individual Consultation and Preparation prior to your arrival
- Access to the World Unite! Online Resource Centre which has Preparation Materials including Intercultural Preparation, compiled particularly for your destination (PDFs, Videos)
- Preparation Session via Skype, together with further participants
- Information about and Assistance with the Arrangement of your Visa (if required), but not the official government fees for it (See costs below)
- Pick-up and Transfers from/to Akko or Haifa train station on arrival and departure (you can easily reach these train stations from Tel Aviv Airport)
- Personal support staff at your location and at our international office
- Orientation and Introduction in Tamra/Haifa
- Accompanying you to your placement on your first day
- 24 Hours emergency support by local support team
- 50 USD Contribution to your project
- Local SIM Card with 30 Shekel air time
- Issuance of Confirmations/Certificates for your university, scholarship, insurance, etc. and filling out/signing Internship Contracts for your university
The Rates do NOT include:
- Accommodation and Meals (see below)
- Travel to/from Israel (you book it on your own; we can assist you)
- Official fees for Visa, if applicable (see below)
- Insurance (Travel Health Insurance, Liability Insurance, Travel Cancellation insurance; you book it on your own, we can assist you)
- Personal Expenses
- Local Transport (Estimated amounts see below)
- Please note that for supervised/mentored internships, some organizations charge further contributions. You find this information in the "Info Box" below the respective internship description.
II. Accommodation Costs
| All rates in Shekel! |
Room at shared house
|75 Shekel/Day||2000 Shekel/Month*|
|2 Persons p.p.
|70 Shekel/Day||1850 Shekel/Month*|
Room at Halls of Residence
|2 Persons p.p.
Overview of other costs:
- For most nationals no visa costs for a stay of up to 180 days. In case of stay of 181 or more days, first 3 months 680 Shekel, then 190 Shekel for any 3 months' extension (subject to change). Long-term visa costs include health insurance.
- Meals around 150-200 EUR (180-250 USD)/Month (estimate)
- Small local expenses (e.g. local transport): around 30-60 USD/Month (Estimate)
- Insurances around 30-50 USD/Month
How do I pay?
Getting To Tamra
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
This fear is largely baseless. Around 2 million tourists visit the country every year. Tourists have never been the target of violence and security arrangements in the country are so high, that it is almost impossible that you as a tourist find yourself in a critical situation.
The problematic area is limited geographically to the Gaza Strip. We would not advise you to visit Gaza. This area is anyway cordoned off by security so it is highly unlikely that you find yourself there. The same applies to any places where even a remote conflict could arise. These are preventively shut off, especially around the Old City of Jerusalem. For a day trip to Jerusalem, you should find out in advance whether a visit to the old town is possible. Our local coordinators follow the news daily and you can ask them.
The safety precautions in the country are enormous. At the stations or the main terminal of the buses, there are security checks like at airports, and the checks in the airport of Tel Aviv are more complex than usual.
After the confirmation of your project, if there should be any political instability or security issues, we will refund all your money and advise you against visiting.