Yedid empowers low-income and vulnerable Israelis to break the cycle of poverty and reach self-sufficiency by accessing their rights and economic opportunities. Through a nationwide network of Citizen Rights Centres, highly trained volunteers provide assistance to thousands of needy individuals and families from across the spectrum of Israel’s multi-cultural society. Volunteers include professionals from the practices of law, business, social work and accounting – all working to empower disadvantaged Israelis.
Yedid’s strategies for accessing economic justice include free individual assistance: Volunteers, professional staff and lawyers help people navigate through bureaucracies and advise clients in obtaining the services they need. This is necessary as most clients are in crisis related to mortgage foreclosure, labor law, social security, consumer fraud and debt reduction.
Also, Community Empowerment Initiatives: Yedid’s educational programmes provide participants with skills and information to effect positive changes in their lives and communities. Targeted classes include: financial literacy and budget management, job search techniques, training local leaders and providing them with tools for becoming successful activists for social change.
23 July 2015
El Al is excluding Israeli Arabs from its new at-home check-in service, which includes at-home security inspections, according to the civil rights organization Yedid. Yedid’s deputy director general, Ran Melamed, told Haaretz on Thursday that he asked El Al for information as to “whether the new security check and check-in service was available in Arab communities, such as Kafr Qasem, Abu Ghosh and Jaljulya, and whether the service was available in other languages, for example, Arabic.”