This Ashkelon-based organization works to
defend justice, social harmony, and human dignity and rights,
including those of the new immigrants.
The new immigrants are the most vulnerable
segment of population, since they do not speak the language
and are not familiar with the laws and the prevalent mentality
of the population. As a result, they see themselves as strangers
who are not fit to live in Israel.
The committee handles complaints about judicial,
criminal and social discrimination against the newcomers.
It offers legal assistance and keeps a close record of acts
of discrimination by the authorities, such as police brutality,
evidence planting, and legal abuse, especially in Ashdod and
Ashkelon, cities with large immigrant population.
The committee wishes to thank the Cherney
Foundation for its contribution to protecting democracy and