The East Jerusalem Project

The East Jerusalem Project

Severe employment crisis in East Jerusalem ahead of Ramadan

On the eve of Ramadan, Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem are facing an economic and social crisis exacerbated by a 7.6 per cent increase in unemployment since the outbreak of the war. Despite the crisis, the government is severely undermining its own five-year plan for East Jerusalem. MAAN Workers Association (hence MAAN) calls on the mayor and the incoming city council to secure budgets to reduce socio-economic gaps in the city.

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WAC-MAAN: Hotline for East Jerusalem workers and jobless during the Coronavirus shutdown

In light of the Coronavirus crisis and its harm to East Jerusalem residents, WAC MAAN launched an Arabic-language emergency hotline, providing assistance and counseling to Corona victims regarding their employment and Social Security. Additionally, in March WAC published, in both an online booklet and on its Facebook page, guidelines in Arabic on how to file unemployment claims. In order to operate the hotline, WAC opened a dedicated WhatsApp account to which it could send scanned documents. It recruited some 10 volunteers who were trained to assist WAC staff in helping hundreds of people to receive the necessary documentation from the Employment Service and submit them to Social Security.

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60 Palestinian Women from East Jerusalem Complete A Hebrew Course

In early April, a large group of Palestinian women residents of East Jerusalem, have completed a Hebrew language course held in cooperation between WAC-MAAN and Lissan Association. Lack of knowledge of Hebrew is one of the highest barriers that Palestinian women in East Jerusalem face as they aspire to improve their socio-economic situation.

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[:en]Palestinian workers in Mishor Adumim unionize with WAC, strike for collective agreement[:]

[:en]Last summer, the workers unionized with WAC MAAN, which tried to bargain in their name towards a collective agreement. After the management refused to enter negotiations, a labor dispute was declared in August. In an apparent attempt to avoid a strike, owner and manager Mr. Ariel Nahum agreed to negotiate: the first meeting was held in September and a second in November.[:]

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אנא כתבו את שמכם המלא, טלפון ותיאור קצר של נושא הפנייה, ונציג\ה של מען יחזרו אליכם בהקדם האפשרי.

رجاءً اكتبوا اسمكم الكامل، الهاتف، ووصف قصير حول موضوع توجهكم، ومندوب عن نقابة معًا سيعاود الاتصال بكم لاحقًا








As an organization committed to the rights of workers without distinction of religion, race, nationality, gender, or profession - democracy is our essence. We strongly oppose the authoritarian laws that the extreme government of Netanyahu, Lapid, Bennett, and Smotrich is attempting to impose.

Without democracy, there are no workers' rights, just as a workers' organization cannot exist under dictatorship.

only a victory of the democratic camp will enable a discussion on the Palestinian issue and lead to an alternative solution to occupation and apartheid while ensuring human rights and citizenship for all, Israelis and Palestinians alike. As long as the apartheid regime persists, the democratic camp will not succeed in defeating Israeli extremists. Therefore, we work to involve the Arab and Palestinian society in the protest.

We invite you:

To march with us in protests and to build an alternative, democratic, Jewish-Arab professional union in Israel. Join our quiet WhatsApp group today, "Marching with us in protest."

To join MAAN and unite workers in your workplace. Read here how to join the organization.

To follow MAAN's work on social networks.

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