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The Coalition Against Racism in a Sharp Reference to the Movement for Quality Government

first Published  : 08/02/2017   Last Updated: 02/08/2017 

   

The Coalition Against Racism in Israel severely criticized the Movement for Quality Government following the lack of inclusion of Arab citizens, Russian speakers, and Ethiopian immigrants in the 2016 medal awards ceremony, “Knights of Quality Government,” and, in addition, their lack of inclusion among the speakers at the ceremony.
The Coalition Against Racism clarified, in an announcement made by the Director of the Coalition, Attorney Nidal Othman, that the Movement for Quality Government is recognized for its struggle for integrity and quality of government in various governmental institutions, and without the movement, the situation would be much worse. Nevertheless, these achievements do not protect against errors, like excluding Arabs, Russian speakers, and Ethiopian immigrants from the medal awards ceremony.
Although it was done unintentionally, this was the unfortunate end result, and despite clarifications from the Movement for Quality Government that the selection of medal recipients was done on a purely professional basis, an entire population, who must certainly have among its members people who qualify to receive a medal and also to appear as a speaker at the same ceremony, was excluded.
Likewise, the Coalition Against Racism pointed out that it does not wish to denigrate the value of the work that the Movement does in the Arab community, only that it needs to translate its work into a picture that is  visibly measurable, and requested that this situation not occur again and that the Movement will investigate the possibility of fixing the error that was done to the general public.