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The Druze community was systematically and constantly segregated from other Palestinians, with a huge influence of Israeli policies. Their ID cards and many legal aspects, such as separate electoral in local municipality, reinforce the idea of a separated group and also reinforce their identity as a national one
Several major protests have been coordinated in response to this catastrophic plan. Meticulous and intensive grassroots work culminated with prominent days of action in the Naqab as well as in the North on 15 July and 1 August. One of the most remarkable aspects of these events has been the unprecedented leadership of young people
We are proud to be able to announce today the release of Baladna Association for Arab Youth new Biennial Activities Report, 2011-2013
Statement released by Baladna – Association for Arab Youth on the occasion of International Youth Day
Baladna has been named a winner by the Youth Solidarity Fund of the United Nation
The Prawer Law affects the Arab population of the Naqab area (Negev). Also known as the Bedouins, they constitute a semi nomadic Arab population that had inhabited the southern desert of Israel long before Israel was established as a nation. Before 1948 there was 65,000 to 90,000 Bedouin living in the Naqab area currently there are approximately 40, 000 that will be displaced. This decrease in the population was mainly due to the high percentage (80 - 85%) of Bedouins that were deported after the war of 1948. On the map below, the green area represents the Naqab area.
To mark the 37th anniversary of Land Day, the Baladna Association for Arab Youth has released an infographic poster about the racist Prawer Plan which aims at the confiscation of the lands and the displacement of the Arab Bedouins in unrecognized ( by the government) Naqab villages .
Poster created and designed by Nayif Shaqur
By Nadim Nashif
Following the Israeli election two days ago we in Baladna wanted to share with you these quick thoughts on the main impact of the latest Israeli elections on Arab Palestinian youth citizens of Israel.
The consequences of Israeli elections are never immediately obvious, due to the lengthy process of tactical coalition-building which must take place in the following weeks. However
Baladna - Association for Arab Youth is happy to announce that we issued the book "Palestinian Youth Affairs in Israel" on Wednesday 05/09/2012. The book is a field study carried out by researchers Mtanes Shehadeh and Himmat Zoabi. The study consisted on a methodology of interviews and fill out survey forms by 1,100 students and young people aiming to look into the needs of young arab Palestini
The Association for Arab youth-Baladna is happy to present to you the activity report of the school year 2010-2011.
we would like to thank our partners, staff, members of board, monitoring committee and all of Baladna's volunteers for their hard work and high ambitions.
Thanks to you we have been able to reach these accomplishments.
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Israeli social protests through the eyes of Palestinian youth
September the 9th 2011, Haifa
By Jessica Valeri *
The streets of few cities in Israel, including Tel Aviv and Haifa, were occupied by thousands of protestors demanding social justice and affordable housing, protests that started around a month ago. These protests were one of the biggest demonstrations the country has see
Baladna publishes studies for awareness and advocacy purposes. Previous publications have focused on informal education, intercultural learning, civil rights, and youth management tools. We have produced the first-ever Youth Leader Manual written in Arabic designed to address the specific needs of Arab youth in Israel.
Baladna reaches its various goals through its core projects, which has been ongoing since the organization was founded in 2001 and its goals are as follows:
The Youth Leadership Program encourages the youth to participate, to be engaged, and to facilitate understanding about community issues. It aims to engage young Arab students to gain skills and knowledge necessary