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20% Of the israeli population is Arab. Since 1952 they have, on paper, with the same rights and obligations as the rest of the Israelis. The reality is different. 70% Of its population is poor, one of every three children go hungry, unemployment amounted to 25%, and only 17% of Arab women are working, compared with 52% of the beans. To reduce these differences, in 1996 was born Sindyanna of Galilee, a fair trade cooperative in which Palestinians and Israelis working together in products Made in Israel as encouragement and support to the development of the Arab population. The work and the Mission of this project were exposed in the jornadas sobre El Comercio Justo, effective tool of cooperation and development, a meeting held in Madrid. Two workers of the cooperative are responsible for describing Sindyanna of Galilee: on the one hand we work to foster economic and agricultural development of the Arab sector through fair trade products. You must bear in mind that after the 1948 war, 70% of the land agricultural they were expropriated its Arab population, introduced Esther, who explains that the second pillar of the cooperative focuses on the advancement of women, where work is the fundamental tool for their development.
Asthma, responsible for the area of empowerment, points out that since the cooperative work and decent salary we seek women and try to avoid so the Government bring cheap labor in Asia, who paid below the minimum wage. On the other hand, other objectives of the project are focused on promoting the role of women in most of the Arab families that are still marked by the total authority of the man. The classic cut with which israeli society is torn is that still persists between a rich minority and a large majority without resources. The ethnic issue of Israel is as old as the State itself.