maandag 22 maart 2010

Israel ontwikkelt nieuw plan voor Arabisch-Israelische gemeenschap

Netanyahoe heeft een plan ter grootte van 213 miljoen dollar aangekondigd voor de ontwikkeling van de Arabisch-Israelische gemeenschap
In 5 jaar moet dit project worden uitgevoerd.
Dit plan moet zowel voor groei als verbetering van de sociaal-economische omstandigheden van de Arabische bevolking van Israel zorgen.
Met name moet de werkgelegenheid voor vrouwen beter worden en banen worden geschapen.
Eveneens wordt het openbaar vervoer aangepakt.
Ook gespecificeerde behuizing krijgt aandacht.
Een groot plan om de Arabische bevolking mee te trekken in de sociaal-economische ontwikkeling van Israel.
The Israel Project 21 maart:

Israeli Government Announces New Plan for Development of Arab-Israeli Communities
$213 Million Fund will Upgrade Arab Economy and Infrastructure

The Israeli government announced Sunday (March 21) a $213 million (800 million shekel) plan to develop economic opportunities, transportation and housing for Israel's minority communities. The program was crafted specifically to assist Israel's Arab population and will focus on 12 Bedouin and Arab communities, comprising approximately 400,000 residents.[1]

The plan will be implemented over a five-year period and is designed to assist the Arab sector through measures such as increasing individual incomes in the private and public sectors.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said of the plan, "The ensuing economic growth and the contribution to equality with other societal sectors, stand to transform the face of Israeli society, and mirror my government's commitment to both growth and equality."[2]

Said Israeli Minister for Minority Affairs Avishai Braverman, "This is a goal-oriented plan that will address complex issues afflicting the designated communities, such as women's employment, lack of public transportation and scarce housing."[3]

Funding for the plan will be allocated to four major areas of development. Of the $213 million, $58 million (220 million shekels) will be used to create jobs and job opportunities. Another $26 million (100 million shekels) will be invested in local and national transportation facilities to improve mobility in Arab-Israeli communities and connect them with the rest of the country.

A record $85 million (316 million shekels) will be allocated to construct 15,000 multi-storey residential units for Arab Israelis. Another $40 million (150 million shekels) is designated for a "Violence-Free City" program to help improve civic services and strengthen ties between community and law enforcement.[4]

The State of Israel guarantees equal rights to all its citizens regardless of race or religion. The Israeli Declaration of Independence states that Israel "will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture; it will safeguard the Holy Places of all religions."[5] 


[1] Israel government communiqué, March 19, 2010; Israel Prime Minister's Office communiqué, March 21, 2010

[2] Israel Prime Minister's Office communiqué, March 21, 2010

[3] Israel Prime Minister's Office communiqué, March 21, 2010; "Equal opportunity for all Israelis," The Jerusalem Post, March 21, 2010,

[4] Israel Prime Minister's Office communiqué, March 21, 2010

[5] "A Free People in Our Land: The Status of the Arab Sector in Israel," Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

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