The objective of Hanitzotz.com is to achieve a just peace to the Israeli Palestinian conflict. We do this through education and outreach activities with in the Arab, Israeli and International communities. Thus, our slogan is Awareness and Action.

Hanitzotz.com conducts education programs that empower women, children and youth from the working class Arab community so that they can advance their position in society. We do this through helping them strengthen their identity and skills with a special emphasis on creativity and a tolerant approach. We are gender oriented both in our contents, target groups and staff. Hanitzotz.com is active in the peace movement through publications, documentary films and lectures, all directed to build a just society void of oppression and discrimination.

Persimmons by Day, Empowerment by Night

Persimmons by Day, Empowerment by Night On International Women's Day, March 8, 2007, a group of Arab women will march down a Tel Aviv avenue. All are farm laborers organized by the Workers Advice Center (WAC-Ma'an). Israeli feminists and leftists will join them. The aim of the march is to bring the status of Arab women to the center of public attention. Two years ago to the day, WAC undertook a campaign to bring Arab women into the...

HPH center in Kufr-Qara

HPH center in Kufr-Qara Last October we opened a new center in Kufr-Qara. After a year’s activity the center has become a fountain of activities. There are about 180 people who are participating in the centers’ activities, among them; women, youth children and workers. Three groups of women, participate in different awareness and training sessions; many of them work during the day as agricultural laborers. There are two...

Roni Ben Efrat, Funding and program coordinator of HPH, Sindyanna and WAC visits Italy

Roni Ben Efrat, Funding and program coordinator of HPH, Sindyanna and WAC visits Italy Between September 27 and October 9th, Roni Ben Efrat, toured Italy. She was invited to represent Sindyanna of Galilee at Mediterre, a yearly conference and fair held by Parks in the city of Bari. This organization is responsible for the National Parks in Italy. Ben Efrat took this opportunity to conduct meetings in Rome with Trade Unions and women organizations. Casa De La Donne in Rome a women...

Fair Trade Calendar - Promoting Arab Artists in Israel

Fair Trade Calendar - Promoting Arab Artists in Israel celabrating the 100th issue of Challenge Magazine The cause of producing a fair trade calendar is connected to two happy occasions: one is the upcoming 100th issue of Challenge, and the other is Sindyanna of Galilee’s tenth anniversary. Our 2007 Fair Trade Calendar, consisting of twelve paintings, is part of a new project supporting Palestinian artists who live and work in Israel. The aim is to...

"The Mission" of Video48 in Cordoba

"The Mission" of Video48 in Cordoba Video48 was invited to take part in the film festival "LAimagen del Dur" (Images from the South) in Cordoba, Spain. The film "The Mission" was shown among other films from Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. "The Mission" is following a trade union delegation that visited Israel in the year 2004 in order to learn first hand about the labor market in the country. The delegation met workers...

Video48 - The Mall

Video48 - The Mall Screenings in the Jerusalem Film Festival and in The Tel Aviv Cinemateque The ten minute film "The Mall", produced by the Video48 group (of HPH) tells the story of hundreds of illegal workers that enter Israel from the West Bank to seek a job. They live in an abandoned shopping mall, three floors underground, in the foundations of a shopping-mall whose construction was halted. They lack...

Art Sale "Bread and Roses"

Art Sale "Bread and Roses" HPH and Bamat Etgar hosted an exhibition of 200 works of art. Some 180 artists, Jews and Arabs participated. The exhibition drew a lot of media attention because of the participating artists (well known names in the field of art) as well as the cause. The benefits will be invested in work and training of Arab women in the framework of HPH and WAC. The exhibition was very successful and we raised...

Baskets - Bazaar

Baskets - Bazaar During the Shavuot holiday, HPH and Bamat-etgar hosted a basketry bazaar. Its modest hall in south Tel Aviv filled up, as by magic, with baskets woven by Arab women, graduates of courses in Kufr Qara and Nazareth. The bazaar drew a large crowd: people involved in environmental issues, co-existence, women's empowerment, and folk art. More than 70% of the baskets were snapped up. The basket weavers...

Summer Camp

Summer Camp The summer camp was held at the beginning of July at the Hanitzotz / WAC community centers in Nazareth and Kufr Qara. Taking part were 130 children and 30 leaders. The subject of this year’s camp was "Mankind and Nature – exploring our surrounding". The children learned about the problems of the environment, science, geography, animals and the relationship with humans and more. The way the...

The Prison Within

The Prison Within As the camera stalks Hebron in search of a story about the Occupation, it encounters oppression of another kind. New levels are discovered, things not foreseen. The film is Asurot (officially and badly translated as "Detained"; the single Hebrew word, with rich ambiguity, refers to women both confined and forbidden). Shot in 1999-2000, it portrays the impossible life of three Palestinian widows...

Ghassan Kanafani and Naji al-Ali Meet Again

Ghassan Kanafani and Naji al-Ali Meet Again Children in Jaffa, Majd al-Krum and Nazareth enjoyed a week of camp in July. The Baqa Centers ran the activities in Jaffa and Majd al-Krum, where they have been educating children for years. WAC, a non-profit association supporting workers and their families, operated the camp at its headquarters in Nazareth. The staffs of all three centers coordinated throughout the year, designing an experience...

A round-table conversation with members of Video 48

A round-table conversation with members of Video 48 Participants: Shiri Wilk. Studied four years at Camera Obscura, a college for the visual media. High school teacher in Communications, specializing in Video Documentary, Photography, and Editing. Nir Nader. Artist. Graduate of Camera Obscura. Major in still photography. Yonatan Ben Efrat. Completed program in Digital Media at the Open University. Yoram Amuyal. Studied Directing of Documentary...

Two Faces to One Name

Two Faces to One Name This spring, the youth group at Nazareth's Baqa Center took part in a short-story competition organized by Weltfriedensdienst of Berlin. The topic was "Life in a Situation of Conflict". The competition included youth from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Palestine, Israel and the Netherlands. Three 16-year-olds from the Baqa Center won the top prizes in Israel. This summer they will attend a camp with...