Subject: Journalist advice
In 2007, I joined the stuggle of the diseased in the State of Israel, and since July 10th, 2018, I have been doing this in the framework of the movement “We Will Overcome,” which I joined. In the movement “We Will Overcome,” we try to promote the rights of the “transparent disabled”–people like me who suffer from severe disabilities and health problems that are not conspicuously visible on the outside, which also causes discrimination against other disabled people.
I will note that the successes in promoting the struggle have been extremely limited, and even nowadays (I am writing these words on Thursday, June 16, 2022), various authorities in the State of Israel do not cooperate with us, and do nothing but turn us back and forth in a second.
After many attempts to contact the Israeli media and the articles published in it (some of which also included the writer of this letter) did not help, I thought of trying another course of action: contacting the foreign media outside the State of Israel, in an attempt to find journalists from different places in the world, who will show interest in the subject.
Therefore I would like to ask you: Do you have any ideas as to how to do this?
Costa Rica St. No. 115,
Entrance A.- Apartment 4,
Israel, Zip code: 9662592.
Phone numbers: Home: 9722-6427757.
Mrs.b. 1) The director of the movement “We Will Overcome,” who is also its founder, is Mrs. Tatyana Kaduchkin, and her phone number is:
You can contact her by phone from Sunday to Thursday between the hours 11 AM and 8 PM Israel time – except for Jewish holidays and other Israel-specific dates.
Website of the movement: https://www.nitgaber.com
2) Below are some explanatory words about our movement, as they appeared in the press:
Tatyana Kaduchkin, an ordinary citizen, decided to establish the movement “We Will Overcome” with the help of what she calls the “transparent disabled.” So far, around 500 people from all over the country have participated in her movement. In an interview with Channel 7 , she talks about the project and those disabled people who do not receive proper and sufficient assistance from the relevant authorities, just because they are transparent.
In her words, the disabled population can be divided into two groups: the disabled with wheelchairs and the disabled without wheelchairs. She defines the second group as the “transparent disabled,” because in her words, they do not receive the same services as the disabled with a wheelchair, although they are defined as having 75-100 percent disability.
These people, she explains, cannot make a living on their own, and they need the extra services to which the disabled with wheelchairs are entitled. For example, the transparent disabled receive a low disability allowance from social security, they do not receive certain supplements such as special services allowance, escort allowance, mobility allowance, and they also receive a lower allowance from the Ministry of Housing.
According to the research conducted by Kaduchkin, these transparent disabled people are hungry for bread, despite the attempt to claim that there were no people hungry for bread in Israel in 2016. The research she conducted also states that the suicide rates among them are high. In the movement she founded, she works for the inclusion of the transparent disabled in the waiting lists for public housing. This is because, she says, they do not usually enter these lists, although they are supposed to be eligible. She holds quite a few meetings with the members of the Knesset and even participates in sessions and discussions of relevant committees in the Knesset, but she says that those who are able to help do not listen and the listeners are in opposition and therefore cannot help.
She is now calling more and more “transparent” disabled people to join her, to turn to her so that she can help them. According to her estimation, if the situation continues as it is today, there won’t be any escape from a demonstration of the disabled who will claim their rights and the basic conditions for their livelihood.
3) My website:
4) My ID No: 029547403.
6) Below are some links, through which you can find more information about me and about the struggle of the disabled which I am a part of:
7) I will note that I am a Hebrew speaker, and my knowledge of other languages is highly limited. Except for a medium to a low level of English and a very low level of French, I have no further knowledge in this domain.
I made use of the help of a professional translation company to write this letter.
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