This month’s news: a study published by the Bank of Israel reveals the scope of the phenomenon of Palestinian workers paying brokerage fees for the “right” to work in Israel. Of course this is not the only way to steal workers’ money ­ a
UN committee opposes yet another “creative” way of stealing workers’ money and recommends the repeal of the “Deposit Law” that enables the daily theft of one­ fifth of asylum seekers’ wages. And sad news: it’s two months before the
end of the year and already the number of people killed in construction work accidents exceeds the total number of fatalities last year. It is hard to believe, but September is over. It consisted moments of grace,hope, excitement and joy, but also of frustration and difficult departures. We choose to share with you, our partners and friends, a selection of these
moments – reminding ourselves that ­ if a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, it is as though it never fell.

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