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Mission Statement: Zulat works to reestablish the legitimacy of democracy, equality and human rights in Israel, using focused research as a catalyst for strategic action and advocacy.
Zulat (“fellow person” in Hebrew) is a new activist think tank set to become an influential body for advocacy and policy on equality and human rights. Our goal is to promote a Bill of Rights and codified constitution for Israel by advancing a series of Basic Laws on human and social rights. While this may seem a distant vision given the current political climate, in order to bring about a substantial, positive shift on issues concerning rights and equality and build a broad public basis of support, they must be put back on the agenda.
Zehava Galon is the President of Zulat. She was a Member of Knesset for 16 years, including six years as Chair of the Meretz party. Galon is known for her commitment to human rights, women's rights, and ending the occupation. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Movement for Quality Government in Israel award, the Ometz Prize for her struggle for social justice, the LGBT Community Award for her fight for equal rights for the community, the Medal of the Fight Against Human Trafficking, the Mahatma Gandhi Prize, the B’Tselem organization’s President Carter Award for Human Rights, and the American Council of Jewish Women’s Promising Women's Award. Since leaving the Knesset, Galon has continued her public activities, writes a weekly column in the Haaretz newspaper, and is a regular guest on current affairs shows.
Nehama Karpol Burak
Dr. Elias Mtanes