Subject: Search for ideas.
Dear Madames/ Sirs .
In 2007 I joined the struggle of the disabled people public in Israel. As of July 10, 2018, I am doing this as part of the “nitgaber” movement – transparent disabled people.
However, even today (I am writing these words on September 3, 2022) the struggle is still stuck – many steps that have been taken, which included, among other things, demonstrations, appeals to the press and many members of the knesset(ISRAELI parliament), and more have not helped, and the situation of the disabled population in the State of Israel is still very difficult, and many of us are forced to do the impossible choice between purchasing basic foodstuffs and purchasing medicines or essential medical equipment).
Therefore, we will ask for additional ideas in order to continue promoting the struggle.
Any ideas are welcome.
assaf benyamini .
post Scriptum. 1) My ID number: 029547403.
2)my email addresses: [email protected] or: [email protected] or: [email protected] or: [email protected] or: [email protected] or: [email protected] or: [email protected] or: [email protected] or: [email protected]
3)Below are some explanatory words about the social movement I joined on July 10, 2018, as they appeared in the press:
Tatyana Kaduchkin, an ordinary citizen of the State of Israel, decided to establish the ‘nitgaber’ movement to help those whom she calls their ‘transparent disabled’. So far, about 500 people from all over the State of ISRAEL have joined her movement. In an interview with Channel 7’s broadcasters, she talks about the project and those disabled people who do not receive proper and sufficient assistance from the relevant agencies, simply because they are transparent.
According to her, the disabled population can be divided into two groups: disabled with a wheelchair and disabled without a wheelchair. She defines the second group as “transparent disabled” because, according to her, they do not receive the same services as disabled people with wheelchairs, even though they are defined as having a 75-100 percent disability.
These people, she explains, cannot make a living on their own, and they need the help of the additional services that disabled people with wheelchairs are entitled to. For example, the transparent disabled receive a low disability allowance from the National Insurance, they do not receive certain supplements such as special services allowance, companion 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 in the Israel of 2016 there are no people hungry for bread. The research she carried out also states that the suicide rate among them is high. In the movement she founded, she works to put the transparently disabled on the waiting lists for public housing. This is because, according to her, they do not usually enter these lists even though they are supposed to be eligible. She holds quite a few meetings with members of the Knesset and even participates in meetings and discussions of relevant committees in the Knesset, but according to her those who are able to help do not listen and those who do listen are in the opposition and therefore cannot help.
Now she calls on more and more “transparent” disabled people to join her, to contact her so that she can help them. In her estimation, if the situation continues as it is today, there will be no escape from a demonstration by disabled people who will demand their rights and the basic conditions for their livelihood.
4) Below are the contact details for the movement manager, Mrs. Tatyana Kaduchkin:
Her phone numbers:
972-52-3708001. and: 972-3-5346644.
Her telephone answering hours are Sunday through Thursday (inclusive) from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. – from eleven in the morning to eight in the evening according to ISRAEL time, except for Jewish holidays and the various Israeli holidays.
5) Below is the beginning of a letter, which I sent to various places:
Subject: system buildup.
Dear Madames/ Sirs .
I am interested in ordering the following service from programmers: setting up a system of TTS-TEXT TO SPEECH
In Armenian, Belarusian, Turkmen, Kyrgyz, Yiddish and Basque languages - languages that are not in the systems of TTS that I use today (play.ht, voicemaker.in and aivoov.com) – but they are on my blog disability5.com
Is such a development really possible? And if so, how long does it take, and what are the required financial costs?
I should point out that I am neither a computer person nor a programmer – so I have no way of checking things.
assaf benyamini .
6) Below is my correspondence with the “Coming to the professors” Facebook group:
I am an Israeli citizen, who is active in the fight for the disabled people populations within the framework of which I also appeal to international bodies outside the State of ISRAEL. Among other things, I also addressed people from Armenia.
As you know, about two and a half years ago there was a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over areas of influence in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, and according to what I heard on the news, Israel was not neutral in this conflict and identified with the Azeri side.
Therefore, I expected that when I approached people from Armenia, as an ISRAELI citizen (and I did present myself as such) the attitude towards me would be very bad.
Much to my surprise, I received from all the people from Armenia with whom I was in contact via the Internet, and without exception a very respectful attitude, and people who tried to help even much more than people from any other country.
Of course, this is a pleasant surprise for me – however, as someone who knows nothing about Armenian or Azeri culture, I assume that there are all kinds of things here that I don’t even know about.
So where are my mistakes? what I do not understand?
I would emphasize that I am not asking this question as a defiance of any kind – I am simply interested in knowing what the explanations are for what I have described.
I wonder what the connection is between the struggle of the disabled in ISRAEL and the defamation of the State of ISRAEL?
The Armenians committed a massacre with buzzards.
The Armenians have always been wary of ISRAEL’s honor and try to compete with it in order to reach the status that the Jews managed to give to the Holocaust, hence their respect for us and also their envy.
ISRAEL did not take an active place in the war, it signed agreements to sell weapons to the Azeris who are our friends, unlike the Armenians.
In any third world country they would be very happy to receive the allowances that our disabled people receive here in ISRAEL and the living conditions, therefore in my view it is a joke and a mockery for Resh to turn to citizens who earn at best 400 dollars a month and receive assistance from them in the struggle when the disability allowance that they receive in Israel is many times more and also a dream of a person of this status the intermediate of these countries.
I did not claim that there is any connection between the struggle of the disabled people in ISRAEL and the attitude of the Armenians to the nation
I just raised a question as someone who knows nothing about Armenian culture. I apologize to you for raising the question – I really did not know that according to your method it is forbidden to raise questions on the subject. Also, there is no attempt here to slander the State of ISRAEL – this is your invention. I will also clarify that I did not directly contact the citizens of Armenia regarding the request for any financial donations – the requests were on completely different topics, mainly through freelancer websites such asfivver.com. I agree with you that the situation of the disabled in ISRAEL is immeasurably better than the situation of the disabled in a country like Armenia. And it is possible to go much further: primitive societies in which those who do not work in hard physical labor or fight in wars have no chance of survival – and of course in these societies there is nothing to speak of about rights for the disabled, the elderly or any kind of medical treatment that simply does not exist – or is only accessible to a stratum of the population A very limited view of the king and his immediate surroundings – are you interested in this being for us in the State of ISRAEL the model for comparison? And what is the conclusion? that social distress is always, like many other things in our lives, a relative rather than an absolute thing. As a disabled person in the State of ISRAEL, the comparison I make is between what the State of ISRAEL can without any problem give to our public and make it easier for them – and the chain of government failures that cause the disabled population to receive much less than the minimum necessary to live with dignity here in Israel – and not anywhere else. The comparison between the situation of the disabled in the State of ISRAEL and the situation of the disabled in poor countries (and even those in a much worse situation than Armenia) does not form the basis of the claims of the disabled towards the State of ISRAEL. I have no doubt that in third world countries there may very well be situations in which if you or me are injured, God forbid tomorrow in a car accident it will not be possible to receive any medical treatment at all – and I really do not think that this is the right scale for examining the situation of the disadvantaged populations in the State of ISRAEL such as the disabled, the elderly, etc. Best regards, assaf benyamini.
Regarding the treatment of the Armenians, I simply wrote to you why they treat the ISRAELIS in a respectful manner despite the war.
You are of course allowed to ask any question you want… freely.
I still don’t understand what the connection is between the citizens of a third world country and the situation of the disabled in Israel.
Not only did I not compare disabled people in Israel to disabled people in Armenia, but I compared the situation of healthy people to the situation of disabled people in ISRAEL – it is better to be disabled in ISRAEL than an ordinary citizen in Armenia.
I still wonder:
Why bring the struggle of the disabled into international relations?
Isn’t this defamation of ISRAEL in the strangest and most unnecessary way possible?
To turn to a suffering people and wave in front of their eyes with demands that are a dream for them? What is the use of that? And what do they have to do with the disabled?
And again: ask what you want and do what you want, I’m just wondering about the logic and does it have such an impact on the reputation of the State of ISRAEL?
I will clarify (again) that there is no attempt to slander the State of ISRAEL, and the best proof of that is: I am still writing here on Facebook, and I am at home and not in detention in the basements of the General Security Service, where I would have been sent if I had really done such a thing… And I don’t make any demands in front of them: I simply contacted those people from Armenia through freelancer websites – and I also paid them full payment for the tasks for which freelancers from any other country would also receive full payment. In my correspondence with them I tried very hard to speak at eye level – and it only included things that were technically and directly related to the task for which they were also connected to the same websites – and nothing else. As you know these sites are open for registration to people from countries all over the world. I think (and this is of course my personal opinion – and nothing more than that) that we in ISRAEL are guilty of a terrible moral injustice committed under the apparently innocent title of “security exports” -in the framework of which weapons produced in the State of Israel are sold for reasons of greed only to regimes or dubious organizations that commit acts of mass murder- but of course the average ISRAELI will always be much more comfortable saying things like “it’s not directly related to me” or “I don’t decide on that” or “It’s not up to me” and other statements that can make us feel better about ourselves – after all, who would really be willing to admit that a weapon sold by their country is used to commit such terrible crimes? And you ask why bring the struggle of the disabled people public in ISRAEL into the field of international relations? Well, I do so out of choice. I joined the struggle of the disabled people in ISRAEL in 2007 – that is, 15 years ago. Over the years, me and many other disabled people have tried to fight the terrible injustices because of which many disabled people have already found their death in the street in every possible way, and not only in demonstrations: countless appeals and meetings with members of the Knesset(The ISRAELI parliament), appeals to the press or to every possible sector within the State of ISRAEL. After being abused and lied to so many times, I personally (and I’m only writing here how things look from my point of view – and of course for others things may look different) I completely lost trust in the various state authorities. As a last resort of desperation, I turn to many international organizations (and since I often turn to languages I don’t know at all, and I use the translations I obtained for this purpose from translation companies, so in many cases I send requests to organizations or individuals without knowing at all what their identity is). The appeals to the parties outside of the State of ISRAEL have two goals: an attempt to bring about cooperation of one kind or another between the organizations of the disabled in the State of ISRAEL and organizations of the disabled from other places, as well as an attempt to invite pressure from the outside on the decision makers in the State of ISRAEL so that they begin to take care of our hardships a little more seriously. Do you want to see this as defamation of the State of ISRAEL? So you know what: in this matter I accept the blame on myself – as I explained I was not left with any other choice or possibility. As of today, there is a long list of issues in which no solution is offered at all – so you can continue to argue against me that I am defaming the State of ISRAEL – and at the same time I assure you that the disdainful attitude of many, many authorities in the State of ISRAEL in so many cases actually guarantees that I will be forced to continue In this for lack of choice. Will the State of ISRAEL really start taking care seriously, and not just say it and continue to lie? In that case I would be very happy to stop the fight and not send even one more letter. However, in the meantime, we don’t see any change of direction in this matter – and the continuation of the long-term policy of neglect and disdain means that there is no chance for anything else. So do you also want to call this defamation of the State of ISRAEL? So you have every right to think that way about those who do it out of choice – I won’t argue with that. Best regards, assaf benyamini.
Even if you slander Israel badly, they will not put you in jail. democracy…
And I don’t judge you for your pain and I don’t judge you for your suffering.
Do what you think will advance you.
I assure you that no international pressure will cause the State of ISRAEL to give more money to the disabled people public, it is an internal matter of the state and the state gives reasonable amounts to the disabled compared to other western countries, therefore it is ridiculous to think that someone will intervene and certainly organizations or people from third world countries.
I agree that it is really not enough and that it is possible and necessary to give more (and there is someone to take from) – but as mentioned: no external pressure will help – and yes, it is a form of defamation of the State of ISRAEL.
The State of ISRAEL is in a place where all its enemies are looking for ways to categorize it, and fortunately for us, most of our enemies would be happy to live here and accept the conditions that our disabled people receive here.
Good health to you
You’re right. As I explained, we as disabled people have no other option left.
From my experience with Armenians in both America and Japan, they have respect for Jews in a “realistic, heavy and suspicious way”, and this stems from the Christianity that is practiced in Central Asia compared to Western Christianity.
I noticed that they hardly say “Jesus Christ” unlike the Americans, and in general they are closed and distant, I realized that this is their culture, not to talk and connect with people who are not their own. This way if they said a kind word it is polite.
assaf benyamini .
thank you for the answer. Sounds interesting anyway.
Wow, my experience in North America is a bit different-I experience and see closeness and brotherhood, including marriages between Jews and Armenians. Many Jews, by the way, also say “Jesus Christ,” or “Suite Jesus”, without any religious intention or charge, just as many say “Mighty God,” “Lord of the world,” etc. With and without religious intention, but out of a habit that does not intend to harm, but to express shock/astonishment, or witty jokes.
It is not difficult to understand that the Azeris of Iran, like the other non-Persian peoples of Iran, can help themselves and the Middle East to return to the days before the Shiite revolution. If possible, it would be good to find a diplomatic way to remain in fraternal relations with Armenians as well, not only because Charles Ezenborian (Ezenbor) performed the most touching “Haidisher Maman”, but because they too suffered a serious holocaust “due to” to the religion of slavery (in Turkey).
7) Below is the post I published on the social network Facebook about the behavior of Shufersal network towards me (I will note that the phone numbers in which there was no answer from the network they are: 972-1-800-56-56-56 and: 972-3-9481515).
Today, Friday, September 2, 2022, I received a delivery to my home from Shufersal-Shipping, which also included Friday’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper. As you know, a Saturday Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper costs about NIS 20, and includes, apart from its main part, supplements.
However, for unknown reasons the Shufersal chain decided to deliver only the main part of the newspaper without the supplements.
I believe that when a customer orders a product and pays for it, he should receive the same product in its entirety – and not just a part of it. It is a matter of principle.
What’s more: when I try to establish a telephone contact with Shufersal network to clarify the matter, no one answers the phone and the calls are immediately disconnected one after the other.
I believe that this is not a proper way of conduct.
115 Costa Rica Street,
Entrance A-flat 4,
ISRAEL, zip code: 9662592.
my phone numbers: at home-972-2-6427757.
8)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.
9) Below are several links, through which you can find more information about me and about the struggle of the disabled in Israel in which I participate: