The Sikkuy Reports - Monitoring Civic Equality Between Arab and Jewish Citizens of Israel
OVERVIEW: A widely disributed annual report monitoring government budgetary and resources allocations to Jewish and Arab citizens.
Sikkuy's founding project is the annual publication and distribution of The Sikkuy Report. The report is a comprehensive examination of the extent to which government budgets, resource allocation and policy reflect the principle of equality between Arab and Jewish citizens.
The report focuses on:
Government ministry's budgets and allocations to Arab citizens
Land resources and regional planning
Education system and community development
Employment in the public and private sectors
Health and Social Welfare
Industrial and commercial development
The power to change the reality in Israel is the hands of the government. However, the power to change the government's policy is in the hands of the citizens. The Sikkuy Report is a vital tool in the effort to implement the Or Commission recommendations for full equality between Jewish and Arab citizens.
A major effort to publicize the report (published in Arabic, English and Hebrew) is made upon its release, particularly in the mass media. This includes a press conference, field-trips for journalists, and op-ed articles by the report's authors. Thousands of print copies are sent to government agencies, government ministers and members of Knesset, journalists, diplomats, NGOs, academic libraries etc.
The reports are posted on Sikkuy's web site and are an often-quoted resource both in Israel and abroad.