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Ani Israeli

National Network: 
Israel
Address: 
C/O Barnea 7 Jericho St.
6203513 Tel Aviv
Israël
Telephone: 
04-9930784
Telephone (other): 
03-5465412
E-Mail (2): 
E-Mail (4): 
Mobile Phone: 
054-3325054
Mobile Phone (other): 
054-5711921
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2001
General Information: 

"Ani Israeli" (in Hebrew: "I am Israeli") is a registered non-profit association. Headed by its elected board and chair-person (currently Prof. Uzzi Ornan), the Association has no paid employees: all the necessary work for its ongoing activities (approx. 30 hours per week) is done voluntarily by the board members. Its funding sources (about 11,000 NIS p.a. in average) are member-fees and donations by private persons.
The association collects signatures for its petition to the Israeli government, organises seminars and public lectures and coordinates the writing of articles and op-eds to leading Israeli newspapers and websites.

Mission and Objectives: 

The "Ani Israeli" association was started with a very specific goal: to campaign against the unequal, discriminating definitions of the Israeli National Populace Registration, and for allowing all Israeli citizens who want it to be registered as Israelis.

Main Projects / Activities: 

* conferences and public panels, discussing the issues of nationality and citizenship;
* meetings for the bringing together of youth from various Israeli social "sectors";
* online publication of reviews and articles.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

Our main contributions could be:
* the exchange of knowledge, especially regarding constitutional law, civil and human rights;
* the organisation of joint conferences and publications, together with other associations.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

In a manner which is peculiar to Israel, the Israeli State Registrar registers every Israeli citizen according to a so called "Nationality" definition. This definition in fact expresses the person's ethnic and/or religious affiliation. It is marked (partly camouflaged) in the identity cards that every Israeli citizen is obliged by law to carry around at any time in order to make it possible to every official of the sovereign to instantly identify his or her ethnic or religious affiliation. It is accessible to every government official.We consider this discrimination a pivotal Israeli problem and a major block for peace and co-existence in the region. Therefore, we would like to join forces with other like-minded organisations, in the campaign towards its abolition.