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Palestinian Workers

The War in Gaza Brings Severe Poverty and Despair to the West Bank

Journalist Hagar Sheizaf of Haaretz collaborated with MAAN to give a compelling presentation on the dire situation of Palestinian workers out of work for four months due to the war. Sheizaf quotes Assaf Adiv, MAAN’s Executive Director and also workers affiliated with MAAN who worked in Israel for dozens of years. These workers bare no responsibility for the October 7 terrorist attack, yet they pay the price. All of them demand to go back to their work places in Israel for the benefit of all.

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Palestinian Workers

Netanyahu does not admit it, but it is a fact: the economy needs the Palestinian workers

Since the outbreak of the war, the government has closed the gates to Palestinian workers, but has not presented a plan to replace them with foreign workers ■ Meanwhile, those who pay the price are the farmers, restaurateurs, industrialists and contractors, who have lost a significant percentage of their manpower ■ “If 75% of the fruits remain on the trees, it means bankruptcy. We will not stand it”

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Palestinian Workers

Ban of Palestinian workers creates powder keg in the West Bank

After more than three months during which the checkpoints were closed, and about 200,000 Palestinian workers were suspended from working in Israel, a significant crack has finally opened. In the government meeting of January 14th, a plan was formulated to allow the entry of Palestinian workers aged at least 45 who have undergone a security check and possess entry permits to Israel.

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MAAN and the October 7th War

Elections for Local Authorities: MAAN Supports Democratic Lists organized by “New Contract” – an initiative of the Protest movement

On Tuesday, February 27, municipal elections will take place in Israel. The elections, initially scheduled for the end of October, were postponed due to the war. Only recently has the election campaigns started to heat up. In several major cities such as Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel Aviv, activists from MAAN participate and support the “New Contract” – an electoral list, which is the political arm of the protest movement.

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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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