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Sharing experience to bring equal opportunities

You could have cut the air with a knife in the Tel Aviv Labour Court in September 2009. Abdelkarim Kadi stood nervously before the judge, who slowly began to read the verdict. In the lawsuit of Kadi against Israel Railways on the basis of discrimination… the state found the Railways at fault.
 
This moment was the end of a long process, which began in tragic circumstances. A train had caused the deaths of five people at a level crossing. As a result, the Railways decided to change the way they hired the watchmen who serve as lookouts at level crossings, excluding all those who had not served in the army.
 
In the two years since it was founded, Israel’s Equal Employment Opportunities Commission has begun to make a real difference in the fight against discrimination at work. Now, the Commission is gaining valuable experience through its partnership with a UK expert, sent to Israel under an EU-funded Twinning initiative.
 
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This is part of a series of features on projects funded by the EU’s Regional Programme, prepared by journalists and photographers on the ground or the ENPI Info Centre available in English, French, Arabic and Hebrew. (ENPI Info Centre)

 

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