Below are detailed some of our movement’s different actions. In addition to these actions, we have met with Knesset members and government executives, organized many events and exhibits, we hold regular protests every Friday in several areas across the country and more.
On Sunday, 20.12.2020, we demonstrated in Habima Square and in front of the city hall building in Be’er Sheva; around 200 students. We demonstrated in order to demand our government to raise the goals of transitioning to renewable energies, for at the end of the month the government was required to present the updated goals for the Paris Agreement.
Overall, around 200 Strike For Future activists demonstrated across the country. Before the protest in Habima Square, we displayed a variety of exhibits:
A cloth exhibit in which we invited people to write and draw what they feel regarding the climate crisis on a large piece fabric, graveyard exhibit in which we revealed the death and danger that follow the climate crisis, beggars exhibit in which activists dressed as beggars with their faces painted in the colors of earth aimlessly roamed the area, climate refugees exhibit and a Die In exhibit in which activists dressed as politicians ignored the “dead” strewn on the ground
On 14.12, a discussion took place in the Knesset in the Finance Committee on the topic of the dozens of harmful fossil projects the Ministry of Energy was promoting at the cost of billions of Shekels on account of investing in renewable energy.
In the exhibit were activists who wore masks of: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz, energy corporation Chevron, American energy company of natural gas and oil - Noble Energy, oil refinery in the bay of Haifa - Bazan Group and petroleum and energy infrastructures - Tashan.
The activists sat around a set table and in its center a round cake in the colors of earth. The activists sliced the cake and ate it greedily, to illustrate that the characters in the exhibit - and many more leaders and polluting companies - are stealing our future upon this planet.
At 06:30 AM, about 20 environmental activists from our movement, Green Course and Extinction Rebellion arrived at the home of Yuval Steinitz, the current minister of energy in Israel, to wake him up. This was the third time we had come already, and like every time before, the police behaved as if we posed a threat. They moved us from the area and Steinitz didn’t come out to speak with us and completely ignored our presence.
We made noise and called for him to wake up (literally) and to understand that letting Chevron enter Israel, promoting natural gas pipelines to Europe and Eilat and an oil pipeline to the Emirates, building power stations fueled by natural gas, and many more plans which destroy and pollute the environment, are crazy and horrible actions to take while the climate crisis is raging on.
We took to the streets for the first climate strike since the COVID outburst. Our protest here in Israel opened the week of international strikes, during which millions of youth took the streets in different countries.
In Zikhron Ya’akov, Tivon, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Beit Shemesh, Kiryat Ono, Eilat, Haifa, Givatayim and Karmiel around 300 students and adults demanded from the government to declare a climate emergency. The climate crisis is not a joke and not a myth. Stop doing nothing and ignoring the climate crisis before it will be too late.
Among the people who arrived was the MK Miki Haimovich, former MK Yael Cohen-Paran and the retired judge Shlomo Shoham.
On this date, we decided to join forces with Parents For Climate, and go together - parents and children - out to the streets. We went together to Habima Square and held an exhibit of Noah’s Arc because “we’re all in the same boat” in everything related to the climate crisis.
Among the people who arrived were MK Miki Haimovich, former MK Yael Cohen-Paran and the retired judge Shlomo Shoham.
Many teenagers spend their New Year’s Eve hanging out. In order to clarify to the decision makers that we are confident in our position and that we believe in our way of action, we decided - precisely at the time during which our classmates hang out - to take to the streets and protest. We went to Jerusalem to make our voices heard.
The COP25 Conference is the supreme decision-making conference of the UN on the topic of dealing with and stopping the climate crisis and meeting the goals which have been set on the topic.
In the conference many countries are represented along with oil and other polluting companies, but the voice of the youth is not represented. That is why, throughout the period of time during which the conference was held we took to the streets throughout the country for dozens of different demonstrations, among the rest in front of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to raise awareness of the importance of the conference and to make the voice of the youth heard on this subject.
A dining table without food through which we showed people that if we continue leading our lives like we do today there will be a shortage of food due to desertification and droughts, a cloth exhibit in which we invited people to write and draw what they feel regarding the climate crisis on a large piece of fabric, a ‘die in’ exhibit in which we fell down to the ground and demonstrated what will occur in the future if we do not change our habits (hint - death), single-use table exhibit in which we showed people how much we’ve lost control of our consumerism, alarm clock exhibit in which we wore masks printed with the faces of politicians upon them and sat among ringing alarm clocks in order to demonstrate the ignorance of the decision makers and influencers, beggars exhibit in which we displayed the climate refugees and casualties and showed everyone that our planet is desperately in need of help and a graveyard exhibit in which we revealed the death and danger that follow the climate crisis
On this date, we held a march on Rothschild Avenue in collaboration with Extinction Rebellion and Green Course. At the end of the march, we arrived at Habima Square and held an exhibit on the pool. 1,000 protesters arrived to the strike in Israel, and 1,200,000 protesters took to the streets globally
Strike For Future Israel was chosen to receive the Nechama Rivlin prize for sustainability (2019). The ceremony was part of the 4th climate conference in Tel Aviv, in the presence of president of Israel, Reuven Rivlin
The conference included two lectures about the climate crisis and activities for the activists.
After the conference we held a protest outside the Tel Aviv university
On this day, dozens of activists from Strike For Future Israel gave lectures in their schools about the climate crisis and about our movement!
In the evening, a protest was held in Habima Square in Tel Aviv along with a show of the Israeli band Monica Sex which brought a new audience and introduced new activists to our protest
On 4.10.2019, we joined the global trend and began striking here in Israel on a weekly basis. Since then, each Friday Israeli students strike in the streets, city centers and in front of city hall buildings, demanding to stop the inaction against the climate crisis and eliminate the denial as a consideration in the process of decision making
On this date, we held a march which began at The Great Synagogue in Allenby and ended at Habima Square. The march was planned with many other organizations and was a great success with over 2,000 participants in Israel and 3,750,000 participants worldwide
On this date, six protests were held in different areas in the country: Haifa, Tel Aviv, Sakhnin, Jerusalem, Eilat and Be’er Sheva.
In total, 800 students participated in protests across the country and over 4,000,000 worldwide.
During the second election day of 2019, we made a mock ballot box in which the voters were required to choose between the many consequences of the climate crisis (such as heat waves, mass extinction, spreading of diseases, famine...) and “A future - solving the climate crisis”. We stood outside polling stations across the country and explained to voters about the importance of voting for a party with environmental plans and commitments to act on the topic of the climate crisis
We opened the school year with a strike at Habima Square in Tel Aviv. Hundreds of students striked in one clear statement - we cannot continue “business as usual” when we are at the dawn of a giant global crisis. We marched and called for the decision makers to start treating the climate crisis with the required seriousness.
For an entire week, we held protests outside the Brazillian embassy in Tel Aviv, in protest against the Brazillian government’s approach to handling the giant fires which were raging in the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest is a home for a large variety of biological species and traps a giant amount of carbon dioxide. Despite the danger of burning vast areas of the forest, the Brazillian government didn’t show any true intention to stop the fires.
This was Strike For Future Israel’s first activist conference!
Many professors and environmental organizations attended the conference to lecture about the climate crisis, and there were also other activities for the activists.
During the International Ocean Day, Strike For Future Israel hosted a beach cleanup day at Pirza beach, in collaboration with other organizations.
Hundreds of students striked from school and came to Jerusalem in order to protest about climate change, marched from the Supreme Court to the Knesset, in order to express our disapproval of the government’s indifference regarding the climate crisis. Among the people who arrived were MK Miki Haimovich, former MK Yael Cohen-Paran, MK at the time Yael German and many others and received public attention.
During the election day, we hung a giant strip of fabric beside Sarona Tel Aviv and invited people passing in the street to come and write their thoughts about the climate crisis. More than 300 people took part in this exhibit!
The march took place in Tel Aviv and was organized by different environmental movements; among them was Strike For Future Israel. 5,000 people marched in the protest, and the main mass of the march were students. Around 2,500 students came to the march, as well as many politicians and reporters which marched in Tel Aviv in the largest climate march that ever took place in Israel.
A global protest day, in which 2,300,000 students from 135 countries striked. In Israel there were protests in 13 different areas, including Jerusalem, Sakhnin and Tel Aviv. 1,000 students protested across the country, at the first major event of our movement in Israel. MK Miki Haimovich, and former MK Yael Cohen-Paran came to the protest in Tel Aviv.